COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

See www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19 for information about COVID-19 testing and service changes at hospitals.

Laboratory Services

15 documents.

SARS Cov-2 testing on mariners

Regarding the ‘new strain’ of the SARS CoV-2: Has any evidence of that viral strain been forensically checked for, on the 3 vessels involved and were any of the cargos transporting frozen foodstuffs, fluids, chemicals, or containing medical supplies?

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Misconduct of staff at MIQs

  •  The number of staff at managed isolation or quarantine facilities (MIQs) investigated for alleged misconduct, broken down by date, managed isolation facility, the nature of misconduct, whether the misconduct was upheld, any disciplinary action taken, and the nature of the staff member (e.g. NZDF staff member, private security guard etc).
  • An overview of instances where staff at MIQs were investigated for alleged personal impropriety with guests (returnees), broken down by date, managed isolation facility, the nature of misconduct, whether the misconduct was upheld, any disciplinary action taken.

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COVID-19 Testing Protocols

  1. Copies of any protocols developed by, endorsed by or agreed to by Canterbury Health Laboratories  in relation to testing of samples from various patient groups within Canterbury.
  2. A summary of the mean and 90th centile time between sample collection and result reporting for covid-19 nucleic acid testing for samples analysed by Canterbury Health Laboratories. 

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Covid-19 testing

Letter of Understanding between the DHB and the PSA regarding an increase of penal rates

Please provide the Letter of Understanding between the DHB and the PSA regarding an increase of penal rates for PSA members, effective 13/4/2020. clarified as referring to all DHBs that employ laboratory workers.

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COVID-19 contact tracing

Number of people working in COVID-19 contact tracing each day from 1/12/2019 - 31/05/2020.

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Number of COVID-19 tests carried out

Information from Canterbury Health Laboratories and Community and Public Health about COVID-19 lab tests.

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Policy relating to second opinions about pathology specimens

  • DHB policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was original obtained.
  • in the event your DHB deviates from the RCPA policy, please explain why?

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Storage of human tissue

Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes.

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Atrial fibrillation / heart condition tests and costs

The number of total tests and total cost of Holter monitoring type services for atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions for the latest year available?

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Thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment

Guidelines and or policy on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment issued / used / supported by the District Health Board.

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Leiden Factor V Tests

What is the criteria for Leiden Factor V test? How much does it cost to run the test? In the past five years how many patients have had the test? Out of those how many tested positive, how many tested negative and how many were processed?

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Canterbury Health Laboratories submission on draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

Canterbury Health Laboratories submission in relation to Prions regarding the draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

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Cost of transporting specimens

Amount spent transporting specimens to and from Canterbury Health Laboratories CDHB.

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