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New Urine Drug Screen Instrument

Starting in late March 2018, all drug screen tests at our Burnaby lab will move from the current Roche Integra 800 instrument to a new Siemens platform. Lab reports will indicate tests where the methodology has changed. Note that the new tests may cross-react differently than the existing method with related compounds: please refer to our website for complete cross reactivity tables. All cut-off levels will be unchanged with the exception of buprenorphine, which is changing from 5 ng/mL to 10 ng/mL, as the new method cross-reacts with both parent drug and metabolites.

 

Semen Analysis

Semen analysis testing for fertility status and post-vasectomy (PV) samples requires assessment for semen viability and motility testing. As these samples should be tested within one hour of sample collection, patients need appointments for sample delivery to specified Patient Service Centres (PSCs) so that samples reach the testing laboratory in a timely manner. By contrast, requests for Semen RBC or WBC (usually in elderly patients) do not require appointments: these samples may be dropped off at any PSC. It is important that the Laboratory Requisition specifically identifies these tests to avoid unnecessary appointments or delays.
Please request testing as indicated below:
Semen analysis (fertility) – appointment booking is needed, complete semen analysis will be performed.
Post-vasectomy – appointment booking is needed, but only sperm estimates and motility will be reported. We suggest avoid using terms like semen analysis for PV.
Semen for RBC or WBC only– no appointment required.

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!