Since March 20, 2020, Sonora Quest Laboratories has been receiving COVID-19 specimens and performing diagnostic testing for active infection locally at our main lab in Phoenix. Click here for test information.
Diagnostic molecular tests are used to directly detect the presence of the virus, rather than the presence of the body’s immune response, or antibodies. By detecting viral Ribonucleic Acid or RNA, which will be present in the body before antibodies form, these molecular tests can tell whether someone has the virus very early on and whether they are infectious.
The Sonora Quest Laboratories test for COVID-19 is a qualitative, molecular test to detect RNA from SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. This test has been authorized by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories.
Sonora Quest Carside Collection Sites
COVID-19 carside collections are now available by appointment only at select Sonora Quest Patient Service Centers.
These appointments are for patients that have mild COVID-19 symptoms and/or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19. An order from your healthcare provider or a self-ordered COVID-19 diagnostic test is required. Please note that other tests cannot be collected at carside appointments.
If you have an order from your healthcare provider, schedule a carside appointment.
If you do not have an order from your healthcare provider, order your own test and follow the steps to schedule a carside appointment.