Sonora Quest Laboratories Encourages Valley Residents to Participate in American Heart Month with Advanced Heart Health Testing

Sonora Quest Laboratories Encourages Valley Residents to Participate in American Heart Month with Advanced Heart Health Testing

Monday, February 03, 2020   |   Category: Press Releases

Participate in American Heart Month with Advanced Heart Health Testing

TEMPE, Ariz. (Feb. 3, 2020)Sonora Quest Laboratories, the market share leader in diagnostic laboratory testing in Arizona, is offering advanced tests to help patients understand the complete picture of their cardiovascular health. The comprehensive menu of advanced cardiovascular tests helps patients uncover early warning signs of heart disease and other health risks that routine tests can't detect.

Currently one in three adults live with a form of cardiovascular disease; the disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it also is highly preventable, and patients don’t need a physician’s referral to take proactive and affordable action.

Sonora Quest is the only major laboratory in Arizona offering these advanced cardiovascular tests directly to the public through their My Lab ReQuest™ menu. The advanced cardiovascular tests go beyond routine lipid panels that check HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or "bad" cholesterol), offering a more comprehensive overview of heart health, uncovering early heart disease warning signs that may otherwise go undetected.

The advanced cardiovascular and heart health tests provide patients with an easy-to-understand report that empowers them to make proactive choices to better manage their heart health in collaboration with their doctor. The tests are recommended for anyone who may be at risk for, or has a family history of, cardiovascular disease. Common risk factors include physical inactivity, smoking, obesity, diabetes, family history and age.

“If you think you are experiencing symptoms of early heart disease, like difficulty catching your breath after light physical exertion, discomfort in your chest for more than 30 minutes at a time and unexplained pain in your upper back, chest, neck and jaw, it is essential to take a closer look at the health of your heart,” said Christina Noble, chief growth officer for Sonora Quest Laboratories. “These tests are the first steps toward taking control of your health.”

For more information about these tests and recommendations on reducing risk factors, visit


About Sonora Quest Laboratories

Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), is part of the nation’s largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,200 employees serving more than 22,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Sonora Quest Laboratories is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 60 million diagnostic tests per year.

Sonora Quest Laboratories offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, genetic/genomic, women’s health and pathology testing services.  My Lab ReQuest provides consumers direct access to a diverse range of affordable screening tests that can be ordered online at or in any of Sonora Quest’s 75+ patient service centers across Arizona. Ninety-eight percent of all testing is performed at our primary testing facilities located in Tempe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott and Yuma. Sonora Quest Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) which is the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, helping laboratories to maintain accuracy of test results and ensure accurate patient diagnosis. This accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients as CAP inspectors examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and records, and overall management.