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Dr. Catherine Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC

ON Medical Director

Dr. Catherine Ross is a pathologist, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and professor emeritus at McMaster University. As the medical director for Ontario, Dr. Ross supports the work of the laboratories and the medical and scientific staff, the leadership, and the provision of high-quality, accurate and timely patient diagnostic services.

Dr. Ross graduated from McMaster medical school and completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She has a focused expertise practice in malignant hematological disease diagnosis.

She has a Master of Science degree in immunology (McMaster University) and a Master’s certificate in health care administration from the Schulich school of business. She has completed several leadership programs, including the physician leadership program of the Canadian Medical Association/Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Ross is active in medical education and is the current co-chair of the examination committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Anatomic Pathology.

Dr. Ross has worked with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO-OH) on the Complex malignant hematology steering committee and has supported work done by the Cancer Care Ontario Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program for many years.

She is also active with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), is past chair of the Section of Laboratory  Medicine, and is currently a member of the priorities and leadership group of the OMA.

Dr. Ross has a longstanding interest in patient safety and quality. In addition to being past president of the Canadian Association of Pathologists, she is the recipient of the Leadership in Patient Safety and Quality Assurance award from this organization.

Dr. Ross has more than 80 published articles, abstracts, and presentations.



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.
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    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)

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  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).

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