A key benefit of fingerstick screenings is that participants leave events with their results in-hand. The Quest Diagnostics fingerstick screening model also offers several additional benefits that improve the participant experience and distinguish it, such as a single-station model for a personalized experience, an on-site results review, and the ability for a paperless on-site event.
After signing in at a Quest Diagnostics fingerstick screening event, the participant proceeds through all areas of screening, (collection, biometric measurements, and results review) with the same provider, providing a more personal and streamlined experience. To meet the diverse needs of our clients, Quest offers fingerstick screenings through its extensive network of more than 10,000 mobile examiners nationwide (including bilingual examiners when requested).
How long do fingerstick screenings take?
Quest Diagnostics uses an FDA-cleared and CLIA-waived analyzer that meets National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for accuracy and precision. The entire screening process, including fingerstick, biometrics, and review of results takes just 10 to 15 minutes. If a participant has abnormally low or high glucose, additional collections will be done to confirm the results. If results remain abnormal, the examiner will alert the participant, and advise them to follow up with their personal physician.
Immediate “results review” with a Quest provider:
After their specimen and biometric measurements are collected, the examiner goes through each result, indicating whether it falls inside or outside of recommended reference ranges. The examiner performing the screening is HIPAA-trained to share screening results with the participant in a confidential way. This “teachable moment” and immediacy of results can lead participants to a greater understanding of their own health risks, as well as more urgency to improve their results.
Interactive fingerstick results brochure:
Each participant leaves the event with a brochure completed by their examiner that shows their results, provides definitions, and identifies testing reference ranges. Brochures support fasting and non-fasting test panels, and both versions are available in Spanish upon request. MyFingerstick Screening Results brochure provides an immediate action step for the participant to schedule a follow-up appointment with their personal physician to review their results and begin making changes that may improve their health.