Patients in hospital and the community are offered a comprehensive diagnostic service by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board Laboratory Service. The laboratory operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The majority of samples from within the hospital are delivered by air tube, and results are available electronically on site, as well as to over 100 private specialists and family doctors throughout Hawke's Bay.
Laboratory testing for Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa is done by DHB laboratories.
Over 180 different tests are offered through the laboratory, with the unusual or less requested tests referred onto specialist testing laboratories.
Laboratory collection centres are located at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Outpatients Villa Six, Central Hawke's Bay Health Centre and Napier Health. There is a small laboratory at Wairoa Health which offers collection services and core laboratory testing.