order your own covid-19 test

KNOWING is clarity: Sonora Quest now offers options for patients to order the gold standard COVID-19 diagnostic test without an order from a health care provider, along with new appointment types for sample collection with Sonora Quest based on your symptom status. You can also order your own COVID-19 antibody test.

Please see below for details and requirements for each testing option.


 

COVID-19 Symptoms/Exposure Testing


If you have COVID-19 symptoms and/or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19, you can order your own COVID-19 diagnostic test and schedule a carside appointment by following the steps below.

If you have an order from your healthcare provider for this testing, please use that order and schedule a COVID-19 – Symptoms/Exposure (Carside) appointment (click button below to schedule).

Note that this testing option will have no out-of-pocket cost. Sonora Quest will bill insurance (if provided) or pursue payment through AHCCCS or the Department of Health & Human Services. 

  1. Verify your insurance coverage if you will be providing this information on your order form

  2. Download and complete an order form which can be filled electronically

  3. Print your order form and take it with you to your appointment

  4. Schedule a COVID-19 – Symptoms/Exposure (Carside) appointment (click button below to schedule)

  5. Follow the instructions in your appointment confirmation email

Please note that an appointment is required for COVID-19 Symptoms/Exposure Testing. COVID-19 – Symptoms/Exposure (Carside) appointments are available at participating Sonora Quest Patient Service Centers. For this appointment, you are to remain in your vehicle and not enter the building. A member of our staff will come outside to your vehicle to observe a self-collected nasal swab sample collection. Other tests cannot be collected at carside appointments. Additional instructions for your appointment will be provided in your appointment confirmation email. To schedule your appointment, please click the button below.

COVID-19 Carside Testing Locations

City

Address

Hours

Bullhead
City
3003 Hwy 95 Suite H81
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Noon – 4 p.m.
Casa Grande 1860 E Salk Dr., #A-1, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Flagstaff 1515 E. Cedar Ave. Bldg F
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Noon – 4 p.m.
Glendale 9980 W. Glendale Ave., Suite #120
Glendale, AZ 85307
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kingman 2505 Hualapai Mountain Rd.
Suite A Kingman, AZ 86401
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mesa 6344 E. Broadway Rd., Suite #118
Mesa, AZ 85206
Noon - 5 p.m.
Phoenix 2640 W Baseline Rd., #115, Phoenix, AZ 85041 Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Sun Lakes 10450 E Riggs Rd., #109, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Surprise 13856 W. Waddell Rd., #107, Surprise, AZ 85379 Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Tucson 630 N Alvernon Way, #200, Tucson, AZ 85711 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Plan to arrive at the scheduled location 5-10 minutes before the scheduled appointment time.

  • Please bring a mask with you for your appointment. We ask that you wear your mask while you wait inside your car and until it is time for your collection.

  • Locate an identified parking space near one of the building entrances.

  • It will be identified with an a-frame sign which will have instructions to follow when you arrive.

  • The identified space may be at the back of the building.

  • Please remain in your car and DO NOT go inside the building if you are showing any symptoms of being infected with COVID-19.

  • Call or text the phone number that will be listed on the sign. Note: This is not the facility’s listed phone number, but is directly to the phlebotomist that will collect your sample.

  • An employee will reply to your text or phone call and will come outside to your vehicle within a few minutes to take your order and observe a self-collected nasal swab collection.

  • Please remember to bring your insurance card and the completed order form available on this page.

COVID-19 Non-Symptomatic Testing


If you do NOT have any COVID-19 symptoms and/or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19, and wish to confirm a negative result for travel, or return to work or school, you can order your own COVID-19 diagnostic test and schedule an appointment for sample collection by following the steps below.

If you have an order from your healthcare provider for this testing, please use that order and schedule a COVID-19 (No Symptoms – Confirm Negative Status) appointment (click button below to schedule) for an observed self-collected nasal swab sample collection inside participating Sonora Quest Patient Service Centers.

As this self-ordered option is not covered by insurance or the government, payment of $115 will be collected at time of service. 

  1. Download and complete an order form which can be filled electronically

  2. Print your order form and take it with you to your appointment

  3. Schedule a COVID-19 (No Symptoms – Confirm Negative Status) appointment (click button below to schedule)

  4. Follow the instructions in your appointment confirmation email 

Please note that an appointment is preferred for COVID-19 Non-Symptomatic Testing. COVID-19 (No Symptoms – Confirm Negative Status) appointments are available at participating Sonora Quest Patient Service Centers. To schedule your appointment, please click the button below.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing


You can order your own SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) Antibody IgG test through our My Lab ReQuest™ solution. Detection of IgG antibodies may indicate prior exposure to COVID-19. For the most accurate results, COVID-19 antibody testing is recommended at least 10 days after exposure to COVID-19 or the onset of symptoms to allow for the development of IgG antibodies.

The IgG antibody test provides insight into an individual’s immune response after exposure to COVID-19 but is not intended for diagnosis of active infection. Please consult with a healthcare provider for appropriate testing if you believe you have an active infection.

As this self-ordered option is not covered by insurance or the government, payment of $99 will be required prior to sample collection and can be prepaid when you order online or paid at time of service. Click the button below to order your own COVID-19 antibody test. If you have an order from your healthcare provide for this testing, please use that order and schedule a COVID-19 Antibody Testing appointment.



Understanding SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19), Qualitative, NAAT Results:


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.

A Detected result is considered a positive test result for COVID-19. This indicates that RNA from SARS-CoV-2 was detected, and the patient is infected with the virus.

A Not Detected test result for this test means that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not present in the specimen above the limit of detection. A negative result does not rule out the possibility of COVID-19 and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions. If COVID-19 is still suspected based on exposure history together with other clinical symptoms, re-testing may be considered.

An Inconclusive result could be due to a sample with viral concentrations near the limit of detection of the test, or other factors or interference may have affected the ability to interpret the results. An additional sample collection may be considered.



FAQ

What should you do if you are symptomatic and your result was Detected (Positive)?

  • Stay home away from others or under isolation precautions until:
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers; AND
    • Other symptoms have improved
  •  Pursue medical attention if needed

  • Cooperate with public health organizations and help identify those that may have been exposed so they may also be tested or self-isolate

What should you do if you are symptomatic and your result was Not Detected (Negative)?

  • Stay home away from others or under isolation precautions until:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers; AND
    • Other symptoms have improved

What should you do if you are asymptomatic and your result was Detected (Positive)?

  • Stay home away from others or under isolation precautions until:
    • At least 10 days have passed since specimen collection of the first positive COVID-19 testing while asymptomatic
    • If symptoms develop, follow guidance for symptomatic, detected patients above

What should you do if you are asymptomatic and your result was Not Detected (Negative)?

  • No isolation is required

  • Take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19