Analytical Science news

17 December 2020

Christmas and New Year Cawthron Laboratory testing services

The festive season is well and truly upon us! During the holiday period, all our testing laboratories (excluding GMP – see below) will be operating with skeleton staff. Please see the details below for each of our laboratory testing divisions, and contact Sample Reception should you need assistance or to book a test by calling 03-548 2319 or by emailing [email protected]

Customer Service/Sample Reception

Microbiology Laboratory

Our lab is open 365 days a year for testing, but on statutory holidays only routine local regional council water samples can be delivered between 9am and 12 noon – please ring the after-hours sample reception buzzer and someone from Microbiology will pick up your samples. Urgent microbiological samples can be received outside of these times by prior arrangement only.

Food Chemistry Laboratory

This lab will be working with a skeleton staff for non-statutory days and closed at weekends.

GMP Laboratory

This lab will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen Tuesday 05 January 2021.

Courier Services

If you plan to send us perishable/time sensitive samples for testing, we recommend that the following two dates are the last you use to ensure delivery:

  • Prior to Christmas: Wednesday 23 December 2020
  • Prior to New Year: Wednesday 30 December 2020

Full laboratory services will resume on Tuesday 05 January 2021.

Thank you for your continued business and we look forward to working with you in 2021.