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Update and Introduction of Free Retests for Borderline Results

Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended every 1-2 years for individuals 50-75 years old with no known risk factors. LifeLabs offers the FIT screen, requiring only a single patient sample. Supported by extensive research findings, this screen method was approved by Health Canada and the US FDA to provide conclusive evidence for the presence or absence of blood in the stool. FIT offered by other laboratories may use different methodologies, requiring two samples collected on two different days to observe the approval conditions of regulating authorities.
Given its high sensitivity (100%) and specificity (99%) in detecting small amounts of human hemoglobin from adenomas and colorectal cancer lesions, LifeLabs’ single sample FIT assay is considered equivalent to the two sample assay offered elsewhere.

FIT results are reported as positive (> 115 ng / mL), negative (< 85 ng / mL) or borderline. As of May 1, 2012, LifeLabs will be offering a Free Retest kit to patients with borderline results upon physician approval. This offer will be valid for 3 months after the initial test with borderline result was ordered

Dr. Cheryl Tomalty, Clinical Biochemist

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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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