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Friday 9th June 2023

A national messaging system for the Direct Laboratory Notification of notifiable disease

The rapid reporting of notifiable diseases, in conjunction with an effective national reporting system, is an essential tool in the response and management of communicable disease.

The Health Amendment Act 2006 provides for direct laboratory notifications and improves New Zealand's ability to respond to an outbreak of highly infectious disease. LabSurv supports the notification process by allowing laboratories to send high quality, standardised and secure health information in a timely manner. This information is displayed to Public Health Services (PHS) in New Zealand, aiding in the investigation of disease outbreaks.

National Notifiable Disease List

Direct Laboratory Notification - National Guideline

Electronic Notifiable Disease Messaging System (EDMS) Implementation Guidelines

LabSurv Implementation and Registration Guide

LabSurv Registration Application form

LabSurv Business Card


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