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November 5, 2018

Changes to Trichomonas vaginalis testing

Overview

  • Effective December 3, 2018 LifeLabs BC is changing testing methodology for Trichomonas vaginalis to NAAT (nucleic acid amplification) testing.
  • Trichomonas antigen testing by EIA will be discontinued.

Collection Changes

  • Effective December 3, 2018, please submit urine or an APTIMA swab for trichomonas testing (same collection as for chlamydia/gonorrhea).
  • Testing can now be performed on males and females.
  • Testing for trichomonas cannot be performed using samples collected with the red topped Liquid Amies swab.

Ordering Supplies

Health care providers may order supplies through our Courier Department

  1. Lower mainland and BC Region  604-412-4481 (Option #1 for supplies)
  2. Vancouver Island 1-250-881-3111 ext 72124 or fax 1-250-727-0344

Please contact the LifeLabs Client Information Centre 1-800-431-7206 for all inquiries.

For more information please click here.

To reference the Genital Collection Table click here.

 

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!