Clinical Updates

Below are Clinical Updates from 2011-2016.

(To read Wellington SCL's newsletter for clinicians, visit this page.)

Clinical Update August 2016 

Choosing Wisely June 2016 - Important Changes for Genital Swab Test Requirements

Clinical Update June 2016 - Measles Update, High Bias of Gentamicin Results, CDR Access

Clinical Update December 2015 - Free PSA (PDF)

Clinical Update December 2015 - Chlamydia Gonorrhoea test guide (PDF)

Clinical Update October 2015 - Upcoming laboratory changes (PDF)

Clinical Update August 2015 - Changes to Assay for Serum Cortisol (PDF)

Clinical Update November 2014 - Changes to Human Papillomavirus Reporting for Cervical Smears (PDF)

Clinical Update October 2014 - Improving Diagnostic Accuracy by Reducing Testing of Low Clinical Value (PDF)

Clinical Update June 2014 - Antibiotic Susceptibility Tables  (PDF)

Clinical Update May 2014 - Standard for Specimen Labelling (PDF)

Clinical Update April 2014 - Recommended Specimen Label Printer(PDF)

Clinical Update April 2014 - Malaria Test Requirements (PDF) Clinical Update - Vantage Workflow System (PDF)

Clinical Update - Wellington Regional Reference Intervals Group - Biochemistry (PDF)

Clinical Update November 2013 - Rollout of Harmonised Biochemistry Reference Intervals  (PDF)

Clinical Update October 2013 - Changes in Test Frequency for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases (PDF)

Clinical Update October 2013 - Changes to Testing in Thyroid Antibodies (PDF)

Clinical Update September 2013 - Changes to Testing for Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) (PDF)

Clinical Update October 2013 - Major Upgrade to Biochemistry Testing Equipment (PDF)

Clinical Update August 2013 - Changes to Testing for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases (PDF)

Clinical Update July 2013 - Improved turn-around times for urinalysis(PDF)

Clinical Update March 2013 - Changes to calculation of estimated GFR and corrected calcium (PDF)

Clinical Update June 2012 (PDF)

Clinical Update December 2011 (PDF)

Clinical Update September 2011 - Changes to reporting and intrepretation of Haemoglobin A1c (PDF)

Clinical Update July 2011 (PDF)

Clinical Update 31st March 2014 - BD SurePath vial collection change  (PDF)

Clinical Update March 2014 - Changes to protocols for reporting critically abnormal results  (PDF)

Clinical Update February 2014 - Infectious Diarrhoea Update (PDF)

Clinical Update December 2013 - Expiry of laboratory request forms, and Change to ESR test request protocol (PDF)

Clinical Update January 2014 - Think First Before Ordering Vitamin B12 Testing (PDF)