Ask the Experts: Drug Test Collection Site Options

collection_site_network_infographic.jpgQuestion: With three types of drug test collection sites and thousands of locations, how do employers know which location best meets their needs?

Our drug test collection site network consists of more than 8,000 locations across the U.S. This vast geographical coverage helps provide a convenient experience for our employer customers and their donors. That said, with three types of sites available, it can sometimes be difficult for employers to decide which location will best meet their needs, fit their budget, and be the most convenient for their donors.

Patient Service Centers

More than 1,300 of these collection sites are Patient Service Centers (PSCs). Owned and operated by Quest Diagnostics, these locations provide the most competitive market pricing and the highest standard of quality. In addition to drug testing, many of these PSCs also perform clinical and wellness collections for Quest Diagnostics clients and patients.

Preferred 3rd Party Collection Sites

With more than 1,500 locations, Preferred 3rd Party sites are specially selected as they’ve agreed to maintain a high standard of quality while offering a competitive price. Similar to PSCs, these sites bill through Quest Diagnostics, enabling employers to simplify their accounts payable process.

3rd Party Collection Sites

Numbering more than 6,000, 3rd Party locations are independently-owned and operated and they help fill in the geographical gaps in coverage between our PSC and Preferred sites.

Not all collection sites are created equal and it’s important for employers and donors to understand the differences between each type of site when selecting a location. In an effort to simplify the decision-making process, we created a graphic that highlights the unique features of each collection site type.

Use our Collection Site Locator and Appointment Scheduler to search for a collection site based on specimen type, location, and availability.

Watch our video which helps explain the different types of collections sites and their offerings.

To learn more about our collection site network, visit our website.