DLO offers $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing to Oklahomans

05.10.21

QuestDirect Self-Ordered Lab TestsDiagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO) today unveiled several new enhancements to its COVID-19 testing services, with the goal to help combat COVID-19 while empowering more individuals and families to resume "back to life" activities with greater safety this spring, summer and beyond.

Starting today, adults can request access to the company's $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 test option for themselves and children 4 years of age and older through QuestDirect™, the company's online consumer-initiated test platform. Eligibility for $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 testing includes adults and minors regardless of symptoms or suspected exposure, consistent with updated government guidance on insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing. The $0 out-of-pocket option applies to molecular laboratory (PCR/NAAT).

An individual simply fills out a form online, which is quickly reviewed by an independent physician. If deemed eligible by the physician, the individual may then schedule an appointment for an observed self-collection at a DLO Patient Service Center (asymptomatic patients) or at select Walmart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy locations (symptomatic patients) throughout Oklahoma. Same-day appointments may be available, with test results typically provided the next day. The $0 out-of-pocket COVID-19 test option through QuestDirect is not available for asymptomatic individuals without known or suspected exposure for public health surveillance or employment purposes.

DLO offers QuestDirect to Oklahoma through a joint venture partnership with Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest is believed to be the first national laboratory provider to enable a patient to request access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing, regardless of symptoms or exposure, through a consumer-initiated testing site with broadly accessible observed self-collection at no cost to individuals. The test will be billed to commercial health plans and government payors. The expanded test option comes as governments and organizations seek ways to utilize testing to resume safer in-person customer interactions.

For more information or to check eligibility for testing, visit dlolab.com/questdirect.