Resources for Clinicians

Otago/Southland Referrer Updates

2019 - November The Analyser - Interpretation of intermediate susceptibility; Swab guide; Discontinuation of anti-thyroglobulin
2019 - July The Analyser - Low value test; Hepatitis A virus; Therapeutic venesection; Serum protein electrophoeresis
2018 - December PD-L1 testing; faecal calprotectin; Enteric parasites; Pneumocystis jirovecii; critical results; faxing of results; faeces requests; collection of community urgent samples; consultant-only tests
2018 - October Myositis antibodies; Haemochromatosis gene testing in childred; Pertussis testing; Helicobacter pylori; Hepatitis A; Collection Services; Bariatric Patients; Home visits
2018 - July PATIENT CHARGING; TEST RELATED; HLA DQ2/DQ8 testing; E. histolytica testing; REQUEST RELATED; Repeat requests; REQUIREMENT for CLINICAL DETAILS; Feedback on consultation
2018 - April ANCA Testing; Brucella & Hydatid CFT; Pertussis Serology; Serum Protein Electrophoresis; New creatinine assay (OS); Ingestion of Biotin; Mycobacterium chimaera; Mycoplasma genitalium; Venesection services; Informed consent for Genetic requests; Hospital Requests Electronic requesting; Non-funded tests STI checks on non-residents; SAMPLE COLLECTIONS
2017 - December Internal test transfers; PDL-1 testing; Illumiscreen Prenatal Testing; IDENTIFICATION of PATIENTS​; Requirement for Clinical Details; Bordetella pertussis outbreak; Repeat cards; SAMPLE COLLECTIONS​
2017 - August Requests for free T3; Conjugated Bilirubin in Infants; Faecal Calprotectin; Throat Swabs; Communicable diseases; Mycoplasma genitalium; repeat cards; collection of nasopharygeal swabs; histology/cytology samples
2017 - May Biliary Atresia – early diagnosis; Requests for FT3; Grp A Streptococcal Abs; Bordetella pertussis testing; Respiratory Viral PCR; Helicobacter pylori; Who can order tests; Histology Services; Repeat Cards; Non-eligible patients; Provision of NHIs
2016 - December New testosterone assay; thrombophilia testing; hereditary haemochromatosis; venesection; female genital culture; enteric pathogens; Trichomonas vaginalis; antenatal requests; non-eligible patients; allergy testing; repeat cards; anonymous testing
2016 - September TEST RELATED; Serum Folate; Molecular Diagnostics; Fertility Assessment; Paul Bunnell Testing; Female Genital Swab Processing OS; REQUEST RELATED; REPEAT CARDS; PATIENT CHARGING; THE LABORATORY COLLECTION GUIDE
2016 - May Test related issues; request related issues; sample related issues; patient identification; links for referrers
2016 - March Test update​s; request related issues; sample related issues; home visits
2015 - November Changes in microbiology
2015 - September Test related issues; repeat cards
2015 - July Microbiology update; Harmony testing; immigration testing; sample and request related issues; referrer labelling errors
2015 - May Test updates; sample related issues; request related issues; result reporting
2014 - November Test updates; microbiology matters; communication; specimen misidentification; request forms; restricted and unfunded tests; taxi policy
2014 - July Test updates; repeat cards; new surepath vials; request forms; sample ID acceptance criteria
2014 - May Test updates; request forms; collection centres; practice nurses course; reporting to locums; histology issues; unfunded tests
2014 - February ​Test update​s; reporting of results; patient identification; referral rights; peripheral FNA clinics
2013 - October Allergy testing; test restrictions; seminal fluids; patient identification; test updates
2013 - August Histology samples; microbiology urgents; ESR testing; copies of results to GPs; post-vasectomy semen analysis
2013 - June ​Fasting and CVD risk​ assessment; requisition forms; repeat patients; test updates​

















 (Last updated Nov 2019)