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Dr. Ayesha Vawda, MD, FRCPC

BC Lab Director, BRL/VRL
Hematopathology Consultant

Hospital/Academic Appointments.

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Dr. Vawda joined the Hematology Department at LifeLabs in August 2014 in the role of Hematopathology Consultant. Her interests are focused on lymphoma, flow cytometry, lymph node morphology and molecular diagnostics. Her research concentrates on the role of the lymph node microenvironment in lymphoma pathogenesis.

Dr. Vawda completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria in 2005 before obtaining her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 2009. Her residency training in Hematological Pathology was undertaken at various hospitals in B.C. through the University of British Columbia. She served as chief resident in Hematopathology from 2012 to2013 and obtained her FRCPC certification in 2014.

Dr. Vawda holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor with the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine at UBC. Dr. Vawda is the recipient of a number of academic and research awards and has been granted the Physician Leadership Institute certificate by the CMA.

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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