Patient information sheets

These documents are intended to provide patients with guidance on correct sample collection procedures and other useful testing information.

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.

Document nameDate

Warfarin

Important facts for patients on warfarin

18 October 2011

Urine for microbiology collection instructions

Instructions on how to collect a urine sample for microbiology testing

28 September 2017

Urine for cytology collection instructions

Instructions for collecting a urine same for cytology testing

18 October 2011

Sputum sample

Instructions on how to collect a sputum sample

18 October 2011

Self-taken vaginal swab instructions

Instructions for patients to take their own vaginal swabs.

17 December 2013

Self-taken vaginal swab instructions - Tairawhiti DHB

Instructions for patients to take their own vaginal swabs.

28 January 2013

Mantoux test

Information on how to go about having a Mantoux test

18 October 2011

Fasting test

Important information for patients required to fast before a blood test

18 October 2011

Faeces collection

Instructions on how to collect a faeces sample

18 October 2011

Patient eligibility

Patient eligibility for public funding of medical laboratory testing

19 October 2011
Clinisafe MLC18 October 2011