Quest Diagnostics announced the launch of Quest Mobile, which makes it easier and more convenient for patients to have a specimen collected for lab testing nationwide. Patients can request an appointment for at-home specimen collection with a trained Quest Mobile phlebotomist for a broad range of laboratory tests in the comfort of their home.
The Quest Mobile service will be available in 44 states. Patients whose physicians or health providers order laboratory testing from Quest, including consumers requesting consumer-initiated testing services from questhealth.com, can now schedule a mobile phlebotomy appointment for a fee at Appointment.QuestDiagnostics.com.
Quest Mobile does not bill to a patient's health insurance, and patients will pay a $55 mobile collection fee at time of scheduling. The company is currently working with healthcare providers, health systems, and health plans to arrange commercial pricing to eliminate an out-of-pocket cost for patients.
Once scheduled, a trained Quest Mobile specialist will complete the patient's blood draw or other specimen collection at the individual's location and bring their specimen to a Quest Diagnostics patient service center – with no handoffs in specimen transport or processing to a third-party provider. Over 800 Quest tests are available for mobile collection with a physician's order, from routine cholesterol and diabetes screenings to prenatal carrier screenings and evaluations for Lyme disease, including other commonly ordered tests.