The Specialist Chemistry section covers a wide and diverse array of biochemical testing and analytical techniques. Testing requests are received from general practices, hospitals, occupational health practices; locally, nationally and internationally.
The Specialist Biochemistry department also works closely with LabPlus (Auckland) to conduct the Quality Improvements for Ante Natal Down Screening and Other Conditions on behalf of the Ministry of Health. Further information on maternal serum screening can be found by selecting the link below.
The section employs 4 Scientific Officers, 11 Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Laboratory Technicians, with a range of qualifications from degrees in Medical Laboratory Science to PhDs in Chemistry. The staff are passionate about the science and are dedicated to producing high quality laboratory results from complex manual and semi-automated processes.