Open hours

Greymouth – Grey Base Hospital:

Weekdays 7:30am – 4:20pm

Westport – Buller Health:

Mon 8:45am – 2:30pm*
Tue 8:45am – 2:30pm*
Wed 8:45am – 2:30pm*
Thur 9:30am – 2:30pm*
Fri 8:45am – 2:30pm*

(*Note: Closed 12.30 to 1pm for lunch)

What happens at the lab?

Laboratory staff collect and test blood and other samples from patients when requested by a health care professional. A wide range of tests are available at Grey Base Hospital, and more tests are available through our partnership with Canterbury Health Laboratories in Christchurch.

To learn more about Pathology, visit the Know Pathology website.

Laboratory staff

Many different kinds of highly-trained staff work in the laboratory.

  • Phlebotomists are the people you are most likely to meet – professionals trained to collect your blood
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians and Scientists test samples in the laboratory
  • Pathologists are doctors of diseases and conditions, who interpret results
  • Medical Scientists give advice to your nurse, midwife, doctor or other health care professional

Page last updated: 13 December 2018

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