LabPLUS Tests Requiring
(e.g. Vitamin D, Homocysteine)
LabPLUS provides a DHB funded testing service for a group of
tests (see below) which need prior approval from a LabPLUS Chemical
Specialists, Private Hospitals & Aged Care
If the request meets the prior approval criteria, DML collects the
samples and sends them to LabPLUS for processing and reporting as
If a request is not approved by LabPLUS, DML
will collect the samples and arrange testing either at DML or at
Canterbury Health Laboratory (CHL).
In this instance the patient will be responsible for payment of
the test/s at the time of specimen collection.
When referring a patient to a DML
collection room please:
1. Note on the request form any tests that are not approved for
testing at LabPLUS.
2. Note on the request form "Patient to Pay" if
the patient is required to pay for all requested tests.
Requests from General Practitioners, Naturopaths or for
Health & Wellness Testing:
If a request is not approved by LabPLUS, DML is able to collect the
samples and arrange testing either at DML or at Canterbury Health
The patient will be responsible for payment of the test/s at the
time of specimen collection. When referring a patient to a DML
collection room, please note on the request form, "Patient
The group of tests is:
||IGF - 1
||Magnesium Red Cell (RBC)
| Cortisol Binding
||IGF - BP3
| Urine Free Cortisol
| Vitamin D
Please refer to the following link on the LabPLUS website for
Our aim is to provide an excellent, cost efficient service.
Your ongoing feedback is always appreciated.