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March 16, 2020

Information on coronavirus for health care providers

LifeLabs has updated its protocols for the coronavirus due to the recent reported escalations. To protect our employees and customers:

We are still actively screening every customer, however, below outlines the changes to our process, including our response actions:

  • We are now servicing patients who screen positive, including servicing those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in general.
  • We are no longer collecting information about travel history.
  • The question about travel history now includes asking if the patient has have traveled anywhere outside of Canada, including the United States.

Any customers who screen positive for suspected COVID-19, according to pre-screening questions provided by Public Health Agency of Canada, will be asked to wear a mask, and will be immediately isolated in a dedicated bleeding station or ECG room at each location for the protection of our customers and employees. Following each customer, the area will be decontaminated.

 

Important information about testing

Our labs are now able to accept samples for COVID-19 testing, however, LifeLabs cannot collect samples from patients for coronavirus as we do not complete Nasopharyngeal Swab collections, which is the preferred method of collection for suspected coronavirus.  

For more information on diagnostics, reporting, and infection prevention and control, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.

 



For rush results (NAAT within 12 hours and PCR within 24 hours)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition
  2. Book an appointment at a LifeLabs location below.
    • Bring your printed FlyClear requisition and Passport
    • Select your ordered Province’s Rush Test to start booking:
    British Columbia

    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h) / Rush 12h NAAT

    Ontario

    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h)
    Rush 12h NAAT
    Rapid Antigen (2h)

Pre-Departure testing now available from the comfort of your home with MyVisit (Currently Greater Toronto Area only)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition.
  2. Book your Home Visit appointment with the MyVisit portal or, if your flight is within the next five days, contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST)

MyVisit Pre-departure testing offers:

  • COVID-19 PCR/NAAT swab testing
  • COVID-19 Antibody Blood (serology) testing

The MyVisit fee is $80 per person.

Pre-Departure testing

Book your appointment online here. If your flight is within the next five days and you have received your FlyClear requisition, please contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST).

Your health & safety is important to us

Please note that face masks are mandatory at all times at all of our locations to ensure the health and safety of all customers and employees.

Please inform staff if you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition. 

Thank you for your cooperation!