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Vitamins and changes

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. It plays an essential role in the formation and maintenance of healthy bones. Moreover, there is an increasing body of research showing that the Vitamin D group metabolites are also important for many other cellular functions, including immune mediation. The main sources of Vitamin D are supplementation in the food supply (Vitamin D2) and sunlight. Since many Canadians are at risk for Vitamin D deficiency, additional supplementation, usually in the form of oral Vitamin D3, is recommended. Both Vitamin D2 (derived from yeast) and Vitamin D3 (produced by animals, including humans) are capable of being metabolized to the active form, 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25-Di-OH Vitamin D). A recent survey of serum levels of 25Hydroxycholecalciferol (25-OH Vitamin D) in patients tested at LifeLabs in BC found that 20% of patients had levels of <50 nmol/l, a level where patients are at increased risk for osteoporosis.

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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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