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The staff are committed to providing a quality service and are constantly striving and looking for innovative ways to improve the service for the benefit of healthcare providers and patients.
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.
The types of specimens taken include blood samples, urine or faeces samples and skin scrapings or swabs from, for example, your throat or ear.
We have two Specimen Collection Services:
Middlemore Hospital Specimen Collection Service is located on the ground floor of the Galbraith Building (just inside entrance when you are coming from the railway station). Opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Manukau SuperClinic Specimen Collection Service is located on the ground floor in Module 2. Manukau SuperClinic is located on Browns Road. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm.
These areas are closed weekends and all public holidays.
Our main Laboratory Services is located at Middlemore Hospital, Level 1, Harley Gray Building.