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It’s no secret that Arizona is the official winter home to many retirees looking to enjoy our mild and warmer months full of events and activities. It’s easy to get into a more relaxed vacation vibe while the rest of the country may be shoveling snow.

But as such, what does that mean when it comes time for regular health checkups considering their primary healthcare providers are out of state?

Between the golfing and patio dinners, winter residents may tend to push aside their checkups in between their regular doctor visits back home, but there are alternatives available—one is located right in their ‘winter home’ backyard! Sonora Quest makes it easy and affordable for anyone to order their own lab tests through My Lab ReQuest.

Arizona law allows access to a variety of lab tests, without a doctor’s order or insurance, which can help winter residents monitor their health throughout their stay. Sonora Quest Labs has nearly 70 tests available allowing individuals to monitor their health and wellness or manage a chronic condition, such as diabetes. Many of these tests are available for a prepayment of less than $45 and available to order at or at any Sonora Quest location.

Another convenient health amenity available through Sonora Quest is mobile phlebotomy home collection. A licensed phlebotomist from Sonora Quest will make a “house call” for routine blood sample collection and patients will not need to leave the comfort of their own home. Mobile phlebotomy allows Sonora Quest to better meet the needs of their patients that prefer the convenience of blood collection at home.

Some of the most common tests ordered include:

  • Men’s and women’s complete health profiles
  • Cardio health screening (Lipid Panel)
  • Diabetic monitoring (Hemoglobin A1c)
  • Anemia screening for iron, TIBC & ferritin
  • Thyroid screening
  • Prostate screening (PSA)
  • Vitamin B12 and vitamin D levels
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood thinning medication monitoring (Protime/INR)
  • Inflammation (C-Reactive Protein)


Keeping up on routine healthcare, even while on a long holiday, is one of the most important actions winter residents can take. The easiest way to order a test or schedule an appointment is to visit