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Dr. Miguel Imperial, MD, MHSc, D(ABMM), FRCPC

BC Clinical Director, Microbiology
Medical Microbiologist

Hospital/Academic Appointments.

Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, B.C.
BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
Eagle Ridge Hospital, Fraser Health Authority, Port Moody, B.C.

Dr. Imperial is a consultant in Medical Microbiology for Lifelabs. He provides medical oversight for the laboratory workup of microbiological samples, consults on best practices for infection control at patient service centres and the handling of potentially infectious human samples, and provides a medical and patient-centered perspective to the multiple facets of Lifelabs operations. He also provides clinical consultations to physicians with respect to appropriate testing, interpretation of results and the treatment and management of patients with infectious diseases problems.

Dr. Imperial received his medical degree, Master of Health Sciences (Epidemiology) and FRCPC Medical Microbiology training at the University of British Columbia. He received additional training in Tropical Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Imperial has a wide breadth and depth of experience, having worked as a consultant Medical Microbiologist at the BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Biomedical Labs, Fraser Health and BC Women’s Hospital. He also continues to work in acute medicine as a Hospitalist in Fraser Health and as a consultant in Tropical Medicine. Prior to completion of his microbiology training, he also worked as a family physician. This experience in particular has greatly shaped his approach to the consultative practice of laboratory medicine, as he knows first-hand the daily struggles experienced by front-line clinicians.

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).

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

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