Testing and screening

Sometimes when you visit your GP, specialist, midwife or other healthcare professional, they will want you to have some tests. These tests may be needed to check that the doctor’s diagnosis of your problem is correct or to check that you don’t have certain serious conditions.

Counties Manukau Health funds a range of pathology testing provided by it's own laboratory as well as by a community provider, Labtests

The types of specimens taken include blood samples, urine or faeces samples and skin scrapings or swabs from, for example, your throat or ear.


laboratory servicesLaboratory services

Community laboratory services

radiologyRadiology services

The clinical teams at Middlemore Hospital and Manukau SuperClinic consist of:

  • Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) or Radiographers who perform your X-ray examinations.
  • Sonographers who perform your ultrasound examinations.

  • Radiologists who are specialist doctors who interpret your images. They will also be involved if you have a specialist investigation such as an intravenous urogram (IVU), barium study, or biopsy.

  • Radiology nurses provide patient care and specialist support for Radiology procedures.

  • Radiology Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health

Counties Manukau Health Radiology services are located at:

All mammography diagnostic services are located at Manukau SuperClinic.

hearing and visionHearing and Vision

Kidz First Hearing and Vision Team delivers services to 300 pre-schools and 167 schools within the Counties Manukau region. This Well Child screening programme includes:

  • Glue ear testing for pre-school children
  • Hearing and vision testing for new entrants

  • Vision testing for Intermediate School children

  • Hearing tests in Public Health Nursing Community Ear Clinics

  • Mobile Ear Van delivers services to children with high needs (e.g. Kohanga Reo, Pacific language pre-schools and decile one schools).

Kidz First Public Health Nursing followup on children and young people with identified hearing and vision needs as well as delivering B4 School Checks - Hearing and Vision Clinics


BreastScreen AotearoaBreast Screen Aotearoa

BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is a national breast screening programme that checks women for early breast cancer.  This programme includes two yearly screening mammograms to eligible women aged 45-69 years.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand and affects nearly one in every ten women.  Early detection and treatment has the best chance of success.  

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