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LAB TESTING REDEFINED

Southwest Labs offers laboratory testing for patients, providers, and corporations. We offer testing solutions for diabetes monitoring, prostate health, sexual health, allergy profiles, infectious diseases, men’s wellness, women’s wellness, and metabolic testing. Explore our comprehensive test menu and experience the Southwest Labs difference today.

TOXICOLOGY TESTING

Southwest Labs offers toxicology laboratory testing for patients, providers, and corporations. We use LC-MS/MS, which provides the highest sensitivity for the detection of drugs and their metabolites. Aside from our robust toxicology testing menu, we also have available a user-friendly one-page summary result. Eighty+ compounds tested in urine and oral fluid. 

BLOOD TESTING

Skip the lines, inattentive medical staff, and unhygienic waiting rooms. Walk into our patient collection center, pick your tests, provide a sample, and get your results within 24-72 hours via the Spruce App or by email. No doctor’s order needed means you can save a trip to your doctor’s office by showing up to your next appointment with your lab results on hand.

WELLNESS TESTING

Good health starts with knowing. With Southwest Labs, you can get the answers you need to support a healthy life — for yourself. Conveniently make an appointment, and choose your own lab tests—without needing to visit a doctor first. Get your results delivered electronically to your smartphone.

COVID-19 TESTING

Southwest Labs now offers COVID-19 testing for individuals, business, and other organizations within New Mexico. We offer three different types of COVID-19 tests which include COVID-19 Antigen, COVID-19 PCR, & the COVID-19 Antibody test. We also offer mobile COVID-19 testing services for larger volumes.

LAB TESTING SIMPLIFIED

PICK YOUR TESTS

Choose the test you want from our expansive test menu. If you are looking for an unlisted test, contact us. 

GET TESTED

Schedule your appointment or walk into our Patient Service Center to get tested. Some tests are appointments only.

VIEW RESULTS 

Results for most tests run in-house, are generally available within 24-72 hours. 

WATCH THE PROCESS

Have you ever had to get medical lab tests done? You know how stressful it can be. With Southwest Labs you can skip all the doctor visits and hidden fees, just by walking-in, picking your tests, and be in and out in less than 15 minutes. Do your testing locally, privately, and conveniently! Know what your going to pay with no extra co-pays and no surprise bills, with results in 24-72 hours. And now your results can be read during a virtual interpretation with a provider, saving you time and money! Take your health into your own hands and visit Southwest Express Labs today!

Compliance, Billing, etc.

PATIENT FAQ's

Main Lab
505.609.5227
4261 Balloon Park Rd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Patient Service Center ABQ
505.565.5537
4500 Osuna Rd, NE Suite 130, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Patient Service Center West ABQ
505.565.5537
5211 Ouray Rd NW Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Patient Service Center Las Cruces
505.609.5227
2141 Hammerand Court Suite A, Las Cruces, NM  88011

Glucose testing that checks blood-sugar levels and tests that determine your cholesterol, triglycerides, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels usually require fasting. For questions please call us at 505.609.LABS (5227)

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southwest Labs is an independent clinical reference laboratory that provides comprehensive drug testing, medication monitoring, and support services. As a physician, treatment center, or other provider, you can turn to SWL for accurate on-site/point of collection analysis and a rapid confirmation result for treatment options.

We provide testing for drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, and occupational health testing utilizing the highest industry standard for analysis of initial profiles and confirmatory procedures. Our liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) technology enables us to provide the most accurate results on the market.

As a physician, having a drug testing policy for your practice helps you approach the topic of drug testing patients with ease. If a policy is in place in your office, patients are more apt to feel comfortable and understand why they are being tested. Most of the risk of making a patient feel uncomfortable is diminished when they understand you are following the clinic policies and procedures.

A drug testing policy also helps eliminate feelings of patient profiling based on racial, cultural and other physical appearances or actions. In addition, you can get a conclusive picture of what patients have in their systems, which can improve their treatment. With careful explanation of the purpose and benefits of drug testing to their treatment, patients usually understand and are appreciative of the extra step to assist in their care.

Many patients are tested every visit, while some are randomly tested, and others are tested on a 3-month cycle. The key is for the patient to realize that drug testing is to help in their treatment. By creating a policy in your clinic, there will be a definitive answer when patients ask why they are being tested.

Your clinic provides SWL with the patient’s insurance information and prescription list at point of collection and we bill the insurance company (Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance) or patient.

Southwest Labs aims to deliver quality laboratory services at reasonable rates and with transparency to patients, insurance companies, and ordering providers.  Our friendly internal and on-site billing team is dedicated to ensuring our services are billed appropriately and that patients have access should they have questions or concerns.

With regard to contracting with insurance companies, Southwest Labs desires, in almost all instances, to be in-network and has pursued this status with most major carriers.   In instances where Southwest Labs is out-of-network, this means that we do not have a contract with the health plan to participate in their Network of Participating Providers.  Most frequently, the reason for this is the health insurance plan denied our request for a contract due to their belief that their network is full and they are not adding new laboratories.  Southwest Labs will continue to pursue contracts as further effort to reduce patient costs.

Southwest Labs will bill for all services performed as directed by the ordering medical provider.  If these charges are denied by the insurance company, Southwest Labs will appeal when indicated and attempt to resolve the charges directly with the payer as our goal is to reduce patient costs.  Only after the claim has completed the payment or denial process will Southwest Labs address patient responsibility portions, such as copays, deductibles, or remaining balances.  Our billing team is available to discuss charges with patients and, in instances such as demonstrated financial hardship, are able to create flexible payment plans or adjust balances in accordance with federal laws.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our billing team to discuss.

Yes, Southwest Labs is your local clinical reference laboratory. We specialize in Toxicology, Blood, Wellness, & COVID-19 testing. We opened our doors in 2015 and since then we have built upon that foundation and expanded our test menu to accommodate all of our providers needs.