Medlab South is making changes in the way we communicate with referrers. This is in response to the June 2019 Ministry of Health and Accident Compensation Commission joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing. Read the Ministry Directive here We have developed solutions to […]
From Monday 9 November there will be a major change affecting the way urine samples are processed. All urine samples will require mandatory relevant clinical details in order to be processed. Click here to read detailed information on this change.
From 25 August 2020 the laboratory will move to a new cyclosporine assay. This change is being made, in part, because of reagent supply problems with the current assay. The new assay is produced by Roche Diagnostics which means that cyclosporine will run on the main laboratory analyser. The Roche assay is accurate (based on […]
In June 2019 the Ministry of Health Accident Compensation Commission released a joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing. The two recommendations made by the Ministry were that: All emails be transmitted using Transport Layer Security (TSS) no later than January 2020. All analogue faxing […]
Laboratory requests and results are now available electronically. eOrder Referrers can order tests from us directly from your practice management system. eOrders are sent direct to the laboratory system, improving accuracy and providing your clinical team with real-time information about your requests. For more information visit: eorder.co.nz eResults eResults allows referrers to access their results electronically […]
The Ministry of Health continues to hold the view that pre-departure testing is one element of a comprehensive strategy that includes measures such as quarantine on arrival.As part of this strategy there is an understanding that there will be increasing requests for pre-departure COVID-19 testing. With this in mind we are sharing relevant information for […]