Testing and screening
Sometimes when you visit your GP, specialist, midwife or other healthcare professional, they will want you to have some tests. These tests may be needed to check that the doctor’s diagnosis of your problem is correct or to check that you don’t have certain serious conditions.
Counties Manukau Health funds a range of pathology testing provided by it's own laboratory as well as by a community provider, Labtests.
The types of specimens taken include blood samples, urine or faeces samples and skin scrapings or swabs from, for example, your throat or ear.
CM Health Laboratory Services at Middlemore Hospital on the ground floor in the north end of the Galbraith block
Blood Test Centre located at Manukau SuperClinic in Module 2
Community laboratory services
- Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) or Radiographers who perform your X-ray examinations.
Sonographers who perform your ultrasound examinations.
Radiologists who are specialist doctors who interpret your images. They will also be involved if you have a specialist investigation such as an intravenous urogram (IVU), barium study, or biopsy.
Radiology nurses provide patient care and specialist support for Radiology procedures.
Radiology Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health
Counties Manukau Health Radiology services are located at:
Middlemore Hospital - Ph: 09 276 0169; Fax: 09 276 0179
- Manukau SuperClinic - Ph: 09 277 1640; Fax: 09 277 1644; Module 9 - Mammography and Module 1 - Orthopaedics
All mammography diagnostic services are located at Manukau SuperClinic.
Hearing and Vision
- Glue ear testing for pre-school children
Hearing and vision testing for new entrants
Vision testing for Intermediate School children
Hearing tests in Public Health Nursing Community Ear Clinics
Mobile Ear Van delivers services to children with high needs (e.g. Kohanga Reo, Pacific language pre-schools and decile one schools).
BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is a national breast screening programme that checks women for early breast cancer. This programme includes two yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and affects nearly one in every ten women. Early detection and treatment has the best chance of success.