Official guidance documents we use in New Zealand to cover the handling and transportation of microbiology samples from provincial hospitals to centralized testing laboratories.
I expect that official guidance would cover aspects such as reported by Miller et al.  including transport media, temperature and time from specimen extraction from patient until the analysis is completed at the centralized laboratory.  Miller et al., A guide to utilization of the microbiology laboratory for diagnosis of infectious diseases 2018: Updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Microbiology. Current Infectious Diseases 2018, 67(6), e1-e94. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy381.
Brand of Rapid Antigen Tests distributed to the public for home testing at Whanau Ora COVID testing centre Pages Road.
Regarding COVID vaccinations: How do testing protocols uniquely and individually identify the subject as having one or more of the following if they test positive?
Hospital pathology service contracts past and present.
Disposal of post-operative and pathology body parts and tissue.
Patients placed in isolation within DHB hospitals to prevent the spread of disease 2018-2020 calendar years broken down by year.
The total number of body part items returned to patients by the DHB during the calendar years of 2020, 2019, and 2018, broken down by the specific type of body part (including but not limited to, body tissue, bones, organs, placentas/products of conception) returned each year.
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?
The serology testing specifically used for the Christchurch fishermen
RT-PCR Tests for for COVID-19 in Canterbury.
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.
Number of people working in COVID-19 contact tracing each day from 1/12/2019 - 31/05/2020.
Information from Canterbury Health Laboratories and Community and Public Health about COVID-19 lab tests.
Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes.
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?
Guidelines and or policy on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment issued / used / supported by the District Health Board.
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?
Canterbury Health Laboratories submission in relation to Prions regarding the draft standard ASNZ 2243.3
Amount spent transporting specimens to and from Canterbury Health Laboratories CDHB.
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