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COVID-19 Pre-departure – For Referrers

The Ministry of Health has advised laboratories and PHOs that COVID exit testing for repatriation to other countries pre-departure will not be funded by the NZ government from 22 June 2020. People registering for repatriation flights departing NZ will be made aware of any requirements around pre-departure testing by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and […]

Private pre-travel COVID testing

The current Healthscope process for private pre-travel COVID testing is as follows: TestingFor testing to take place the patient must provide consent as results will be sent through to the national result repository as this is a notifiable disease.The provided consent form must be completed by the patient prior to testing and sent into the […]

New Covid-19 antibody blood test could see cases rise

A new test, named the Abbott antibody test, can check for past exposure to Covid-19 by indicating if a person has antibodies to the virus from previous infection, RNZ reports. The research was conducted by Southern Community Labs, the Southern District Health Board, and the universities of Auckland and Otago, and scientists expect the test […]

COVID 19 Level 3 Regional Update

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Information for Venesections (SDHB)

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COVID 19 Reduced services

Find out what services have been reduced in response to COVID 19 >>

Gestational diabetes screening

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