Our laboratory departments

Our areas of speciality include:

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

Our laboratory departments

Wellington SCL 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: Leanne Olsen 

      Collection Services

      Collection Services

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

         

          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.

          Head of Department: Max Reed

             

              Cytology

              Cytology

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

                Head of Department: Abed Kader

                  Haematology

                  Haematology

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

                    Head of Department: Rebecca O'Toole

                      Histology

                      Histology

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

                        Head of Department: Abed Kader

                          Immunology

                          Immunology/Sesrology

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

                            Head of Department: Paul Tustin

                              Microbiology

                              Microbiology

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

                              Head of Department: Koen Van Der werff

                                Molecular Biology

                                Molecular Pathology

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

                                  Head of Department: Koen Van Der werff