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ESR Health Laboratories and Consultancy Services close at 5 pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020, and re-open at 8 am on Tuesday 5 January 2021. For urgent assistance over the holiday period call 0800 437 734

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ESR Environmental Science Christchurch Laboratories and Consultancy Services close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December 2020 and re-open at 8 am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.  

  • Microbiology group emergency contact: 027 258 0132
  • Food chemistry emergency contact: 021 992 323
  • National Centre for Radiation Science emergency contact: 027 801 1623.

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ESR Forensic Laboratories close at 4 pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and re-open at 8 am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

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For scene call-outs, urgent casework and advice contact the on-call forensic scientist on 0800 FORENSIC (0800 367 367) at any time.

  • For urgent delivery of exhibits to the Forensic Service Centre laboratories contact the on-call forensic scientist on 0800 FORENSIC (0800 367 367) to arrange a suitable time for delivery.
  • Non-urgent toxicology and blood alcohol samples can be sent to the laboratory as usual between Christmas and New Year.
  • For urgent toxicology and blood alcohol samples between Christmas and New Year, please call the on-call Toxicologist on 027 258 0140.

Should you have any difficulties contacting ESR Forensic Services over the Christmas and New Year period, please call Steve Cordiner, Forensic Service Centre Manager: 027 839 2868.

ESR wishes you, your staff, and your whānau happy, safe and festive holidays. Season's greetings and warm wishes for 2021.

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