Sonora Quest Laboratories Offers Convenient Laboratory Services to Arizona Consumers in Select Safeway Locations

Customers Can Access Quality Patient Care and Proven Diagnostic Testing with Leading Laboratory's New Retail Collaboration

Nov 23, 2015, 12:00 ET from Sonora Quest Laboratories

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonora Quest Laboratories announced today a collaboration with Safeway to open Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers within select Safeway stores in Arizona, with the first now open in north Scottsdale. The Patient Service Centers will provide consumers access to convenient lab testing inside Safeway stores, directly next to the pharmacy.

This retail collaboration will offer Arizona residents increased convenience with the same quality patient care they would receive at any one of Sonora Quest Laboratories' 70 Patient Service Centers, with or without a doctor's order. In addition to accessible full-service retail locations, Sonora Quest Laboratories offers time saving online tools for patients to schedule appointments, order their own tests through the My Lab ReQuest™ solution and securely receive their lab results online or via mobile device.

"The endeavor between Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway is an investment in innovative capabilities in this new era of health care consumerism," said Christina Noble, Vice President of Business Development with Sonora Quest Laboratories. "We are proud to work closely with Safeway to continue our mission of empowering consumers to manage their health by offering laboratory testing in a unique and convenient way through one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. Customers can expect the same friendly services with the most accurate and up-to-date diagnostic capabilities, whether they have a doctor's order for lab work or they're shopping for a My Lab ReQuest™ wellness health profile."

For 20 years, Sonora Quest Laboratories has been the state's leading laboratory provider fostering collaborative relationships between providers and patients for the best possible outcomes. Today, Sonora Quest Laboratories takes a new step with a Fortune 100 company to expand patient and consumer access points to their services whether it's a traditional physician ordered test or Direct Access Testing offered through a new service called My Lab ReQuest™. The laboratory's accreditation from the College of American Pathologists ensures consistent quality and accuracy of testing for all patients.  These services offer consumers more choice, flexibility and control over their own health in a convenient and efficient way.

Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway will offer this new access to consumers with the first location now open at the Safeway located at 32551 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85266, and a second location opening at 3132 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016 on Nov. 30. For more information, visit www.sonoraquest.com.

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 3,000 employees serving more than 23,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Sonora Quest Laboratories is the market share leader in clinical laboratory testing in Arizona, performing more than 57 million diagnostic tests per year. Sonora Quest Laboratories offers a local comprehensive test menu which encompasses routine, molecular, prescription drug monitoring, cytogenetic, and pathology testing services. 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. www.sonoraquest.com.

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