Gribbles Labnet logo refresh

From 1st December you may notice that our website has a refreshed logo. We have taken the opportunity to emphasise our proud New Zealand roots in our logo. The logo represents a petri dish with the map of New Zealand under a microscope. The image of New Zealand represents that we have nationwide presence and […]

Power outage December 5

There is a scheduled power outage in our Dunedin laboratory all day on Saturday 5 December, and we will be unable to test any samples during this time.  Any samples received will be processed on Monday 7 December. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call – 0800 GRIBBLES.

Healthscope NZ sale – new ownership effective 1 December

Kia ora, Following on from my earlier note on 5 August 2020, we are pleased to share that the sale of the Healthscope New Zealand pathology business, known as Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG), to NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has now been set for 30 November, accordingly, our business will be […]

Updated submission forms

We have recently updated our various submission forms and have reloaded them to the website. So if you have the previous versions printed off, please recycle them and download the new versions here. If you have any questions, please just let us know!

We’re closed Labour day Monday

Monday is a public holiday so all of our laboratories will be closed for the day, but we will be open business as usual on Saturday We hope you enjoy the long weekend and have time to recharge your batteries after a pretty stressful few months. See you all again on Tuesday!


During this heightened period of alertness, our laboratories are all continuing to operate ‘business as usual’. We will keep you updated if there any changes to our service. Stay safe no matter where you are.

New ownership . .

This is to notify you that as of Tuesday 4 August, Healthscope has entered into a binding agreement to sell its New Zealand pathology business, Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG), to the NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) who will each take a 50 percent stake. While the sale contract has been […]

ANZAC day lab closures

All of our laboratories will be closed on Saturday April 25 and Monday April 27 to commemorate ANZAC Day.  We recommend you do not send samples by overnight courier on Friday night as they might not be in a suitable condition for testing on Tuesday.  If you do send samples, please ensure you include an ice […]

Easter hours & reduced Saturday service

All of our laboratories will be closed over the entire Easter long weekend.  Please avoid sending samples overnight on Thursday 9 April as they will not be in a suitable condition for testing when the laboratory reopens on Tuesday. Stay safe and enjoy your long weekend. NOTE: Due to the decreased number of submissions during […]

Service Update – COVID-19

During this COVID-19 crisis, we will be making changes to testing and services as required in order to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on staff and help reduce the spread, as well as continue to provide you with a high level of service.  We will keep you updated with changes as and when required. We […]