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April 28, 2021

LifeLabs Expands FlyClear™ Pre-Departure Testing in British Columbia

Burnaby, BC, April 28, 2021 – LifeLabs is proud to announce that it has launched an additional FlyClear™ by LifeLabs testing location on Russ Baker Way near the Vancouver International Airport. This expansion provides travellers with easy access to pre-departure COVID-19 PCR/NAAT testing from Canada’s largest medical diagnostic company to support essential travel for passengers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many airlines and countries require proof of COVID-19 clearance within a specific timeframe or window. This new flagship FlyClear™ by LifeLabs location, will deliver a customer’s test results within 24 hours, providing peace of mind for those who must travel.

“We are focused on providing Canadians with access to convenient testing services and high-quality, reliable results for their essential travel needs,” says Charles Brown, President & CEO of LifeLabs. “Throughout the pandemic, LifeLabs has worked tirelessly to increase testing capacity across our operations, and we are proud to work with the Vancouver Airport Authority to expand FlyClear™ testing for travellers.”

“We are pleased that LifeLabs is opening a new COVID-19 testing location on Russ Baker Way, adding to the departure and arrivals testing programs already underway at YVR,” said Robyn McVicker, Vice President, Passenger Journey, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Testing is a critical layer of safety for those who need to travel and builds on the health and hygiene measures currently in place at the airport. As an industry, we are committed to a multi-layered approach to help travellers move through our airport safely and with confidence.”

This new FlyClear™ by LifeLabs testing location on Russ Baker Way expands the services being provided to travellers with essential travel needs. Earlier this year, LifeLabs, alongside the Vancouver International Airport and government partners, began providing COVID-19 testing for all arriving international travellers.

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About LifeLabs

LifeLabs is Canada’s leading provider of laboratory diagnostic information and digital health connectivity systems, enabling patients and health care practitioners to diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent disease. We support 20 million patient visits annually and conduct over 100 million laboratory tests through leading edge technologies and our 5,700 talented and dedicated employees. We are a committed innovator in supporting Canadians to live healthier lives, operating Canada’s first commercial genetics lab and the country’s largest online patient portal, with more than 4 million Canadians receiving their results online. LifeLabs is 100% Canadian owned by OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. Learn more at

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


    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

We ask that you please wear a mask at all of our locations to ensure the health and safety of all customers and employees.

Thank you for your cooperation!