Canterbury Health Laboratories is one of the largest laboratories in New Zealand, and has links to laboratories, and specialist related bodies internationally.


CHL delivers core medical diagnostic services, as well as a diverse range of specialist testing disciplines.

More than 2000 different types of tests are conducted at Canterbury Health Laboratories, compared to 180 at most other laboratories. Blood tests to biopsies, smears and genetic testing are all part of the service. CHL processes of all kinds of bodily fluids including sputum, faeces, blood, urine and semen.

In many instances CHL are the ONLY laboratory in New Zealand conducting particular testing, this means you may already be using our services.



National Contracts


Canterbury Health Laboratories holds several National Health Contracts including the following:

National Screening Unit (Ministry of Health)

National Cervical Screening Programme
Quality Improvements for Ante Natal Downs and Other Conditions

World Health Organisation

New Zealand National Measles Reference Laboratory



Private Testing Services


Canterbury Health Laboratories is happy to discuss your testing requirements.


Most common services offered include:

Immigration Medicals
Occupational Screening
Workplace Drug Testing
Wellness Tests (staff cholesterol, glucose checks etc.)


Full Eftpos facilities are available at the Hagley Ave site, or you can set up an account for on going testing.



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