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Sonora Quest CEO David Dexter innovating for growth Sonora Quest CEO David Dexter innovating for growth

Sonora Quest CEO David Dexter innovating for growth

bizjournals.com - When Sonora Quest Laboratories was formed 20 years ago, it lost $27 million during the first few years of operation. David Dexter, president and CEO of Sonora Quest, brought the company out of the red. Since then, he has introduced innovations from launching My Lab Request, a patient self-ordered laboratory testing platform, to a new patient financial solution partnership with CarePayment.

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Valley wellness programs boost employee health, lower costs Valley wellness programs boost employee health, lower costs

Valley wellness programs boost employee health, lower costs

Sonora Quest Laboratories, which services hospitals, physicians and managed care organizations throughout Arizona, also offers wellness programs to its 2,600 employees. The company, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, participates in Banner’s health benefits, including its wellness program.

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Valley fever cases spiked to highest monthly total in 2 years, Arizona officials say Valley fever cases spiked to highest monthly total in 2 years, Arizona officials say

Valley fever cases spiked to highest monthly total in 2 years, Arizona officials say

The number of valley fever cases reported in Arizona last month reached the highest monthly total in more than two years. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 926 cases in November — the highest since September 2015.

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New Valley Fever Tests Coming to Labs New Valley Fever Tests Coming to Labs

New Valley Fever Tests Coming to Labs

ABC15 in Phoenix recently covered the announcement of the first Valley Fever test cleared by the FDA. Sonora Quest Laboratories is one of five companies behind the new test, which can catch the fungal infection faster and potentially help save lives.

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FDA clears DxNA’s valley fever test FDA clears DxNA’s valley fever test

FDA clears DxNA’s valley fever test

healios.com - The molecular diagnostics company DxNA LLC recently announced that the FDA had cleared its test for the rapid detection of coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever. Laboratory Sciences of Arizona/Sonora Quest Laboratories, Banner Health in Arizona, TriCore Reference Laboratories in New Mexico, and the University of Arizona in Tucson and Phoenix all participated in the clinical study to validate the test.

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Mission of Mercy Celebrates 20 Years of Delivering ‘More Than Medicine’ in Arizona Mission of Mercy Celebrates 20 Years of Delivering ‘More Than Medicine’ in Arizona

Mission of Mercy Celebrates 20 Years of Delivering ‘More Than Medicine’ in Arizona

Mission of Mercy Arizona, a Phoenix-based nonprofit dedicated to providing free primary medical care and medications to those in need, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with the “More Than Medicine” awards dinner. This year, the event recognizes Sonora Quest Laboratories and Dignity Health with the Healing Through Love Award, and Al Asendorf, M.D., a volunteer physician, with the Medical Hero Award.

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Corporate Philanthropy: Sonora Quest Lab employees rack up 2,200 hours of volunteer time Corporate Philanthropy: Sonora Quest Lab employees rack up 2,200 hours of volunteer time

Corporate Philanthropy: Sonora Quest Lab employees rack up 2,200 hours of volunteer time

David Dexter, president and CEO of Sonora Quest Laboratories firmly believes corporations must serve their communities in good times and bad. Over the years, Sonora Quest has become a valued partner to such nonprofits as JDRF and the American Heart Association, but its first and most significant partnership continues to be the one it shares with Mission of Mercy, which serves thousands of Maricopa County’s medically underserved and uninsured families.

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Mountainside Fitness to offer customized wellness testing to health club members

Mountainside Fitness is partnering with Sonora Quest Laboratories to offer wellness screens to members at a discounted rate.Taking advantage of a relatively new Arizona law that allows consumers to

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ABC15 Covers Valley Fever Testing Available Through My Lab ReQuest ABC15 Covers Valley Fever Testing Available Through My Lab ReQuest

ABC15 Covers Valley Fever Testing Available Through My Lab ReQuest

ABC15 in Phoenix recently covered Valley Fever and the testing Sonora Quest Laboratories provides for this infection through our My Lab ReQuest service. Anyone, with or with or without a doctor's order, can order a Valley Fever screening through My Lab ReQuest for just $35.

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Valley fever is 'nasty stuff,' victim says Valley fever is 'nasty stuff,' victim says

Valley fever is 'nasty stuff,' victim says

eastvalleytribune.com - Corey Schubert winces a bit as he describes how he felt while suffering from valley fever. “It’s the worst thing, ever,” the Gilbert resident said. “It is really nasty stuff.” Valley fever is caused by the fungus coccidioides, which grows in soils in areas with low rainfall, high summer temperatures and moderate winter temperatures.

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