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Dr. Robert Liao, PhD, D(ABMM)

Clinical Microbiologist

Dr. Liao joined the Microbiology team at LifeLabs in 2017 as a Microbiologist. Focused on providing consultative services for Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology in British Columbia, he also has a professional interest in the development of new molecular microbiology diagnostic testing.

Dr. Liao received his PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta and completed an American College of Microbiology CPEP fellowship in Medical and Public Health Microbiology with the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Liao worked for several years as a Clinical Microbiologist in the department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital. He also served as the Director of Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics and Serology at PeaceHealth –a reference laboratory for a 10-hospital medical system based in Oregon and Washington State.

Dr. Liao has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and presented abstracts at numerous international conferences. He has a research interest in Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Serology, and the development of novel diagnostic testing.

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!