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Sample Stability and Reporting

Sample stability studies have shown that FIT samples are stable up to 14 days after collection if they are refrigerated, and will consistently produce valid results during that time frame. In future, FIT samples will be processed up to 30 days after collection, but NEGATIVE results from samples collected 15 to 30 days before will be appended with the following comment:“Negative. As sample was returned more than 14 days after collection, result may be invalid and should be repeated.”.It is the clinician’s responsibility to reorder the FIT if this comment is appended to the report. Positive results from FIT samples tested up to 30 days after collection are still valid. Specimens received after 30 days will not be tested and must be repeated; again the report will indicate that the sample is invalid and it is the clinician’s responsibility to reorder the FIT.

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)

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  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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