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Open hours

Greymouth – Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre:

Opening hours for blood collection services are 7:30am – 4:30pm, with last patient seen at 4:20pm.  Phlebotomy (blood collection services) is located off the unplanned and emergency waiting area opposite the reception desk.  

Laboratory open hours are 8am – 5pm weekdays. 

All other hours are on call via the operator.

Westport – Buller Health:

Appointments will be available between the following times:
Mon: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Tue: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Wed: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Thu: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Fri: 7.30am – 2.30pm

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 Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre, 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

Contact our labs

Please refer to the side bar on this page for phone numbers and email address, or refer to contact details provided on our Contact us page.

All enquiries come to the main Lab reception number, from where messages will be forwarded to phlebotomy, if required

Page last updated: 8 September 2021

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