These documents are intended to provide practical assistance with test selection, specimen requirements and specimen collection.
Use the search field below to search for documents by year of release, otherwise newer documents can be found at the bottom of the table below.
|Antibiogram 2021 MidCentral DHB||14 Mar 2022|
|Antibiogram 2021 Tairawhiti DHB||14 Mar 2022|
|Antibiogram 2021 Whanganui DHB||14 Mar 2022|
Medlab Central follows the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) guidelines on antibiotic testing. We plan to introduce the latest EUCAST changes in mid-August 2020. The main changes are detailed here.
|9 Jul 2020|
Information on aspirate sample collection and testing availability after hours.
|21 Oct 2020|
|Bordetella Sample Collection Instructions||May 2017|
|Chlamydia and Gonococcal PCR Testing Instructions||May 2021|
|Faeces Molecular Testing Information||May 2021|
|FNA Biopsy Instructions||Jul 2021|
|Hepatitis B Common Serological Patterns||Aug 2008|
|Hepatitis B Common Serological Markers - Lead Maternity Carers|
|Lubricant Training Document||Reference 1997|
|Measles PCR sample Collection Instructions||May 2017|
|Mumps PCR Sample Collection Instructions||Aug 2017|
Position Statement from the New Zealand Microbiology Network regarding the use of the QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube (QFN) assay to screen for tuberculosis infection among healthcare workers, students, travellers, and other occupational groups in New Zealand
|Respiratory Virus PCR Sample Collection Instructions||May 2017|
|Rubella PCR Sample Collection Instructions||Sep 2017|
Instructions for the labelling and storage of samples
|Scabies Sample Collection Instructions||Jul 2021|
|Vaginal Swab - Non Molecular Testing Instructions||Dec 2017|