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Dr. Ronald Carter, PhD, FCCMG (Molecular, Cytogenetics)

Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, LifeLabs

Professor Emeritus, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, O.N.

Dr. Carter joined LifeLabs in 2014 as the Director of the Genetics Laboratory. Playing a pivotal role in driving LifeLabs’ leadership role in genetic testing, Dr. Carter works with academic, industry and public partners to transform emergent technologies into meaningful genetic services that will inform diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. In his research capacity, he is primarily focused on collaborative studies involving clinical correlations of diagnostic or prognostic genetic markers. 

Dr. Carter received a Master in Science from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and continued his studies at the Ontario Veterinary College before receiving his PhD in Veterinary Clinical Pathology from University of Guelph. He also received specialty certifications in both molecular genetics and cytogenetics. Dr. Carter has provided consulting support to multiple hospitals, served on numerous provincial and federal advisory committees, and has been active in training undergraduate medical students as well as postdoctoral fellows and medical residents at McMaster University. 

 

 

For rush results (NAAT within 12 hours and PCR within 24 hours)

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  2. Book an appointment at a LifeLabs location below.
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    • 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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