Quest Drug Test Collections During COVID-19- 04 Apr
Is Quest Diagnostics still completing drug tests?
Yes. Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers (PSC) are open and operational. Respiratory specimens are never collected at Quest PSCs, including specimens for COVID-19 testing. Quest has stated that they are proceeding with drug test collections using standard safety protocols and adhering to the best practices set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What safety measures are Quest collection sites taking during COVID-19?
Quest’s response included the following:
We understand the apprehension that may come from visiting any location right now, especially with the emerging importance of social distancing. Again, no COVID-19 testing takes place at our PSCs and patients seeking COVID-19 testing are being asked not to enter our PSCs.
As a healthcare company, we are especially aware of the critical role that good hygiene practices play as we continue to operate our facilities across the nation and we take these measures seriously. Our locations are open for your employees, whether they are completing tests to qualify for your workplace program incentives or taking care of other health matters.
- Rigorous safety procedures are in place across our company to protect donors and employees from coming in contact with infectious diseases.
- Daily cleaning routines have increased, including frequent disinfecting of all surfaces, use of hand sanitizer, and more frequent hand washing.
- Taking into account potential service interruptions, we encourage individuals to check our website locator in advance of a PSC drug test appointment to confirm the hours of operations.
Additionally, the first hour of every day in our Quest PSCs is reserved for the most vulnerable individuals: those who are 60 years of age or older, or have other conditions that put them at greater risk for COVID-19.
More than ever before, we’re there when you need us at the end of a hectic day, when you need answers, or just need to talk. Although a drug test may not be top-of-mind in these unprecedented times, a safe workplace is. Drug-free workplace programs are a key measure to continue to help to ensure the safety of our roads, airways, railways, and store aisles.
We’re committed to bring you insights, resources, and the latest information about how employers like you can continue to maintain a drug-free work environment during this emergency and into the future.
Additional information regarding the Quest Diagnostics response to COVID-19 can be found at: QuestDiagnostics.com/home/Covid-19/.