What we do

Ā mātou mahi

Our work

From the day we are born we all rely on pathology to detect, diagnose and treat infection, allergies, chronic diseases, cancers and countless other medical conditions.

Across Aotearoa, 70% of all medical decisions and 100% of cancer diagnosis rely on pathology and laboratory testing. So, it’s vital we provide the highest quality accurate medical expertise every day, for every person, from every one of our laboratories around the motu.

From the phlebotomist you meet in our centres, to the technicians, scientists and pathologists who process and report your health information; we treat every collection, sample, and test like it could be our mum, grandparent, friend or workmate.

And we recognise the special duty of care when it comes to the health of our beloved family pet or the farm animals we depend on for our livelihood.

Awanui Labs

Awanui Labs delivers laboratory testing and pathology services to nearly 25,000 New Zealanders every day. Throughout 2023, the laboratory brands our communities knew transitioned to the new name of Awanui Labs. The same great service, people and locations – but a new name.

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Awanui Veterinary

New Zealand’s leading provider of veterinary diagnostic testing and pathology services – formerly known as Gribbles Veterinary. Awanui Veterinary is the new name servicing our local veterinarians to continue supporting the health and wellbeing of all animals, nationwide.

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Awanui Scientific

Awanui Scientific is our food and water testing service, formerly known as Gribbles Scientific. Awanui Scientific provides comprehensive food and water testing services to support our food production sector and optimise getting products to market.

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Commercial services

We deliver a range of private testing options for businesses and individuals focused on research, wellbeing and screening.

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Clinical trial testing

Awanui laboratories and collection services play a key role in the success of clinical trials and research studies.

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Workplace health screening

Customised workplace health screening to support organisations to create safer and healthier workplaces.

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Immigration testing

Non-funded testing for overseas travellers; and immigration testing required by the Department of Internal Affairs.

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Prenatal screening

Our non-invasive prenatal screening service, Illumiscreen provides a safe, reliable screen about the genetic health of a baby, from 10 weeks into a pregnancy.

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Self-requested testing

We offer a wide range of self-requested testing services to enable people to monitor their own health and wellbeing.

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COVID-19 testing

We provide all options for COVID-19 testing including nasopharyngeal (nasal) swabs, saliva testing and supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) tests, supported by bespoke reporting services for businesses.

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