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Quest Diagnostics brings patient-initiated screenings to Colo., Mo.


MADISON, N.J. — Quest Diagnostics on Monday expanded ts new patient-initiated testing services to Colorado and Missouri, allowing patients to order lab tests without a physician’s order. Among the tests available are lipid panels, STI and HIV screenings and diabetes risk and management panels. 


"In today's consumer-driven health care environment, people want to play a more active role in managing their own health and wellness, and our Patient-Initiated Testing service is another resource for individuals to empower better health," Quest Diagnostics president and CEO Steve Rusckowski said. "Consumers expect the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic information to proactively manage their health so that they can make educated decisions, and we are pleased to begin offering this service to residents of Colorado and Missouri."


Quest’s labs are accredited by the College of American Pathologists and patients will be able to access results from their screenings via MyQuest by Care360. The rollout of direct access for Colorado and Missouri patients follows Quest’s efforts in Arizona and Oklahoma that made lab testing accessible through joint venture partners, as well as the rollout of laboratory testing services to 12 Safeway locations in five states. 


"We are pleased to offer consumers a responsible menu of tests that will give them the insight about their health and well-being," Quest SVP and group executive, clinical franchise solutions Cathy Doherty, said. "We believe that consumer engagement in personal health is critical and we aim to ensure consumers are connected to high quality medical care – when and where they need it."



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