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March 16, 2018

LifeLabs pilots at-home and at-work blood draw through new MyVisit™ service making life easier for the busy Canadian

Toronto, ON – March 16, 2018 LifeLabs is piloting MyVisit™ in the Greater Toronto Area, a new service that makes blood draws more convenient and improves accessibility. MyVisit™ allows patients to have specimen collection done in the comfort of their own home or workplace, a service-oriented shift that is changing the way Canadians receive and experience health care. 

“At LifeLabs, patient needs are at top of mind, and these needs are constantly evolving,” says Joby McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Business Development. “Canadians are busy juggling work, home, and family life. With MyVisit™ we offer the convenience of coming to you at a time and location of your choice.”

LifeLabs is building a healthier Canada by providing Canadians with convenient services tailored to their personal needs. A survey conducted by LifeLabs of the first group of patients to have tried the MyVisit™ service found that 44% identified time as being the main factor for using the service, further showing that convenience in health care is in demand.

While LifeLabs offers other mobile and homecare services based on certain patient criteria (i.e., mobility issues or debilitating health concerns identified by their health care provider), MyVisit™ is available to Canadians who do not meet these requirements. MyVisit™ currently offers blood tests, ECG monitoring, and Holter monitoring in the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Oakville, and Etobicoke. Patients can find more information, check if MyVisit™ is available in their neighbourhoods, and make appointments by visiting www.lifelabs.com/MyVisit or by calling 1-833-59-VISIT.

About LifeLabs: www.LifeLabs.com

LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company with over 50 years of experience providing laboratory testing services to help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent disease in patients. In communities across British Columbia and Ontario, LifeLabs delivers cost-effective, convenient access to laboratory testing services essential for optimal outcomes in healthcare. LifeLabs employs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff and delivers over 100 million laboratory tests, supporting over 19 million patient visits annually. In 2013, LifeLabs acquired BC Biomedical in British Columbia and CML HealthCare in Ontario making LifeLabs the largest community laboratory in Canada. LifeLabs is indirectly owned by OMERS Administration Corporation, whose interest is managed by OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc. In addition to being the first community lab to conduct non-invasive prenatal testing in Canada, LifeLabs is the first lab to provide online appointment booking for patients, non-fasting protocols and secure, on-line access to lab results for patients. For more information about LifeLabs, visit: www.LifeLabs.com

Media Contact

Brenna Birkin

LifeLabs, Communications Specialist

P. 416.937.1429

Email: brenna.birkin@lifelabs.com



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!