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Monday, June 27, 2022 | Category: Press Releases
PHOENIX (June 7, 2022) -- Sonora Quest Laboratories, Arizona’s leading diagnostic laboratory, announced it is piloting a carside offering for routine laboratory testing at three of its Patient Service Centers (PSCs) located in Scottsdale, Sun Lakes, and Bullhead City. This new, innovative service allows patients to remain in their vehicles as their blood and/or saliva sample is drawn.
In addition to being easy and convenient for most patients, carside testing is also an accessible option for those with mobility limitations, compromised immune systems, or children in the car. This drive-up-and-get-drawn service meets the patient where they are—even if it is meeting them at their car in between errands!
“This new offering comes at the perfect time when Arizonans are looking to gain fresh and proactive insight into their individual health,” said Chief Growth Officer Christina Noble at Sonora Quest. “We realized our patients appreciated the carside COVID-19 testing option, so we knew we needed to expand this service to include more tests.”
Routine blood work helps diagnose several diseases and conditions, as well as checking blood glucose and cholesterol levels. There are many medical conditions that can be diagnosed via bloodwork, so knowing your numbers can help you and your health care provider learn more about your health.
Noble added: “At Sonora Quest, we’re dedicated to finding exceptional, innovative value based on the feedback received by our customers to decrease barriers, help them take a more proactive role, and meet them wherever they are in their health care journey. Now, health care can mean meeting you at your car door as your child naps in the back, and we think that is a step in the right direction.”
Patients must book an appointment for carside testing. To book an appointment, patients should visit SonoraQuest.com/appointments. When arriving for their carside testing appointment, patients should park in the designated area, follow directions on the sign, and a member of the Sonora Quest team will approach the patient’s vehicle with sample collection materials and any additional required paperwork.
Sonora Quest is already looking to expand this innovative health care solution to additional locations in Arizona.
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 3,500 employees serving more than 33,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Sonora Quest Laboratories is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 97 million diagnostic tests per year. Sonora Quest Laboratories offers a comprehensive test menu that 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 SonoraQuest.com or in any of Sonora Quest’s more than 70 patient service centers across Arizona. Ninety-five percent of all testing is performed at the primary testing facilities located in Phoenix, 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 maintain the 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 operations.