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Quest is the latest to offer lab testing without a doctor’s note

One big change that is underway in the health sector is the shift from doctors ordering lab tests on behalf of patients to so-called “consumers” ordering them on their own. Now Quest, one of the largest diagnostic testing companies, is experimenting with direct-to-consumer lab tests in two states: Colorado and Missouri. Customers will be able … Continue reading “Quest is the latest to offer lab testing without a doctor’s note”

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One big change that is underway in the health sector is the shift from doctors ordering lab tests on behalf of patients to so-called “consumers” ordering them on their own.

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Now Quest, one of the largest diagnostic testing companies, is experimenting with direct-to-consumer lab tests in two states: Colorado and Missouri. Customers will be able to see the results through an app, called MyQuest. It’s a pilot program, so some—and not all—tests will be available to order online. 

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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