We perform laboratory testing on a range of different types of samples. The types of specimens we can collect at our blood test centres include:
Your Doctor may order a laboratory test for a number of different reasons:
The most commonly performed tests are done on a blood sample, which is usually taken from a vein in the arm using a needle.
If you know you have difficult veins, or are a little scared of needles, we can take care of you! Our Phlebotomists are highly experienced and are used to bleeding a variety of people from all walks of life, including those in hospital who are very sick. All our staff follow specific guidelines that helps to ensure our patients have stress free blood collection. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
“Laboratory medicine is an essential element of the health care system. It is integral to many clinical decisions, providing physicians, nurses, and other health care providers with often pivotal information for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease“The Value of Laboratory Medicine to Health Care. Chapter 1. In: The Lewin Group: Laboratory Medicine – A National Status Report. May 2008:19–65