Laboratory | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau


The Laboratory collects and/or receives specimens such as blood, urine and swabs for analysis, from hospitals, rest homes and GP's.  Only a health professional can request laboratory tests.

The test results are used by doctors and other medical staff in the detection and management of ill health and disease.


Te Whatu Ora Laboratories are accredited with International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) in all disciplines and for all medical testing procedures performed for human samples. 

Hours, Locations and Contacts

Specimen Collection Hours

Locations Contacts
Bay of Islands Mon - Fri, 8am-3.30pm Turn right inside the main entrance, Bay of Islands Hospital (Kawakawa)

Laboratory Department
Ph: 09-4040280 ext 5901

Dargaville Mon - Fri, 8am-3.30pm Turn right inside the main entrance, Dargaville Hospital

Laboratory Department
Ph: 09-439 3330 ext 65285

Kaitaia Mon - Fri, 8am-3.30pm Level 2
Kaitaia Hospital
Redan Road Kaitaia

Laboratory Department
Ph: 09-408 0010 ext 4844 or 4843

Whangārei Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm Patients can visit the specimen collection area on the first-floor Central block of Whangārei Hospital, above the Emergency Department.

Laboratory Department
Ph: 09-4304100 ext 7212

For any other Issues Contact

Laboratory Manager or Clinical Head of Department
Ph: 09-430 4100  

Or click here for information on Laboratory Investigation Information.


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