Rite Aid, Quest Diagnostics expand access to COVID-19 PCR testing nationwide

Rite Aid is collaborating with Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics to provide access to quality COVID-19 PCR testing to help its customers detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Rite Aid said that, through the collaboration, it and Bartell Drugs’ more than 2,350 stores now offer access to Quest PCR testing, either through their drive-thru locations or the addition of at-home specimen testing kits from stores without drive-thrus, doubling the access to PCR testing for adults and children over 2 years old.

Both options require an appointment be made through the Quest website. Quest Diagnostics will provide results electronically to individuals through the MyQuest online portal and app.

“As people continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals and families need access to convenient, affordable and quality diagnostic testing in order to engage in activities more safely and responsibly,” Cathy Doherty, senior vice president, regional businesses, Quest Diagnostics, stated. “PCR and other molecular diagnostic tests are the gold standard for reliable COVID-19 testing. Our relationship with Rite Aid will extend our delivery of COVID-19 testing to more communities in the United States.”

In addition to the molecular tests, Rite Aid locations continue to provide rapid, over-the-counter at-home antigen COVID-19 test kits for customers.