DLO can now collect COVID-19 PCR specimens for asymptomatic patients at most DLO Patient Service Centers throughout Oklahoma. Patients with active COVID-19 symptoms should go to a healtchare provider or pharmacy drive-thru for specimen collections. Please do not go to a DLO location if you have active symptoms.
DLO’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name for the respiratory syndrome caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) is monitoring the situation closely and bolstering our preparedness. Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, patients and the communities we serve. The content below provides information for providers and others to help guide their management of patients. We encourage providers to periodically check this web page for updates on our response.
Testing for COVID-19
Through our relationship with Quest Diagnostics, DLO began PCR testing for COVID-19 on March 9, 2020. As of April 21, DLO began providing COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody serology test which can identify individuals who have developed a serological response. The PCR test specimen collection is to be performed only using respiratory specimens collected from individuals who meet CDC clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for COVID-19 testing. DLO Patient Service Centers and other phlebotomy sites cannot collect specimens for the PCR test, but the IgG serology test is a routine blood collection and can be drawn at a DLO location with a provider's order.
Patients: Most DLO Patient Service Centers can collect for COVID-19 PCR testing as long as you are asymptomatic. If you have active COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider and do not go to a DLO location for specimen collection.
Helpful Coronavirus Links
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Quest Diagnostics (Healthcare Providers)
- Quest Diagnostics (Patients)
- Oklahoma State Department of Health
Still have questions?
For questions about COVID-19, to learn more about DLO's test offerings or to become a DLO client, contact your DLO Account Executive or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.