Our laboratory departments

Our areas of speciality include:

  • Cytology
  • Histopathology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Chemical Pathology

Our laboratory departments

Aotea Pathology specimen collection

Specimen Reception

Specimen Reception receives and checks all samples arriving at the laboratory and enters test request information into the laboratory computer system.

  • Head of Department: Jan Tenberge
Collection Services

Collection Services

A team of phlebotomists, receptionists and couriers collects and delivers good quality specimens to the laboratory.

  • Head of Department: Julie Page
Biochemestry

Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within the body. Biochemistry performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of body fluids such as blood and urine.

Cytology

Cytology

Cytology is the study of cellular disease. Our main cytology work in the laboratory is screening cervical smears.

Haematology

Haematology

Haematology involves the analysis of blood, its cells and diseases.

Histology

Histology

Histology is the study of body tissues to establish the cause, origin and nature of disease.

Immunology

Immunology

Immunology looks at the body’s immune system, disorders and disease.

Microbiology

Microbiology

Microbiology isolates and identifies micro-organisms like bacteria, fungi and parasites from clinical specimens.

  • Lead Pathologist: Dr Mark Jones
  • Head of Department:  Mackenzie Nicol
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology tests Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from patient samples to detect infecting micro-organisms, viruses and genetic mutations responsible for disease.

  • Lead Pathologist: Dr Mark Jones
  • Head of Department: Dr Collette Bromhead