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Dr. Peter Van-Den Elzen, MD, FASCP

Hematopathologist

Dr. van den Elzen is a consultant hematopathologist at LifeLabs. After completing a BSc in biochemistry and an MD at the University of Calgary, he did postdoctoral research in immunology at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego) with Dr. Eli Sercarz studying autoimmunity and T cell repertoires. He then did further clinical training in Clinical Pathology with a residency at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston). This was followed by another research fellowship in immunology at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Michael Brenner studying the immune response to lipids. In 2006, he joined the University of British Columbia, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and established an active research program in immunology studying autoimmune disease and multiple sclerosis at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He also taught immunology and hematopathology to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students at UBC and did clinical work as a hematopathologist at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital. In 2018, Dr. van den Elzen transitioned mostly to clinical work, as a consultant hematopathologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and most recently to LifeLabs. He joined the permanent Medical Science staff at LifeLabs in 2021.

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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