National cervical screening – change

As a result of changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) contract, Southern Community Laboratories Hawke’s Bay will cease to provide this service as of 25 July 2023. Testing underway will be completed and reported as usual, and historical results will remain available to referrers. The new provider for the laboratory testing of cervical […]


All of our collection centres will be closed on 25 April for ANZAC day, reopening Wednesday 26 April.

Lab update: April 2023

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Laboratory update: 7 March

With the Clive bridge now fully open, transport issues between Napier and Hastings have eased. Normal hours resume at our Napier Collection Centre tomorrow, and we are working on restoring late afternoon courier pickups.From tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March): Unfortunately Havelock North will be closed for some weeks. Flood damage has required removal of gib-board and […]

Cyclone Gabrielle update

Our Hastings laboratory and collection centre is operational today 15 February, with a skeleton staff. Open 9am-4pm. Home visits are available in Hastings, for areas that can be safely accessed. All other collection centres remain closed for the rest of this week. No services are available in Napier. City Medical may be able to assist […]

Festive season opening hours

Christmas / New Year hours: Our collection centres are closed from Saturday 24/12 until Wednesday 28/12, and again from Saturday 31/12 until Wednesday 4/1/23. We are open our normal hours on all other days.

We are on the move!

We’re moving, but not too far- just downstairs! Our Havelock North Collection Centre is moving to a new location within the Village Heath Centre. The new location is downstairs, next to the car-park in the space previously occupied by Peak Appearance.We will be closed Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November for the relocation. For urgent […]

Upgrade to laboratory information system

We are upgrading our Laboratory Information Systems. Here is how it will affect referrers. From November 14, we will be going live with upgrades to our Laboratory Information System (LIS). This is part of a nationwide initiative that will refresh our existing LIS. Not only does this upgrade make for a more robust system, but […]

Labour day – we’re closed

Our collection centres will be closed the entire of HB Anniversary / Labour weekend (from 21-24 October) and will reopen on Tuesday 25 October. Enjoy the long weekend and travel safely if you are heading out of town.

The next generation of prenatal screening now in NZ

We’re excited to announce the next generation of non-invasive prenatal screening, Illumiscreen, is now available in Aotearoa New Zealand from across the APHG laboratory network. Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), sometimes known as NIPT, has been available for quite some time to screen fetal DNA for trisomy 21 (Down), 18 (Edward), 13 (Patau). We now have the latest […]