Southwest Labs offers express laboratory testing for patients and individuals. You do not need a doctor’s order. Pick your tests, get tested, and get your results, it’s that simple. Save time, save money, and experience the Southwest Labs difference today.
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, or walk into any patient service center and choose your own lab tests. Get your results delivered electronically to your smartphone.
Southwest Labs now offers COVID-19 testing for individuals. We offer three different types of COVID-19 tests which include COVID-19 Antigen, COVID-19 PCR, & the COVID-19 Antibody test. Get the answers you need fast, all without having to visit your doctor. Southwest Labs is here for you.
PICK YOUR TESTS
Choose the panel you want from our list of wellness tests, or choose individual tests.
Schedule your appointment or walk into our Patient Service Center to get tested.
Results for most tests run in-house, are generally available within 24-72 hours.
Have you ever had to get medical lab tests done? 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.
Men’s Complete Wellness
This test includes everything in the men’s wellness along with prostate health, vitamins, thyroid hormones…
This screening for men includes a prostate health test and everything in the Basic Health Profile, for a…
This test measures the total level of testosterone in the body, which is one of the factors responsible…
Women’s Complete Wellness
Our most comprehensive metabolic test designed especially for women. Whether you want to embark on…
Pregnancy Test, Quantitative
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is often called the pregnancy hormone because it is made by cells formed…
A urinalysis (UA) examines the appearance, concentration, and content of urine, which can aid…
Basic Health Panel
This essential screening is a great place to start if you want to gain insight into your overall health…
Vitamin D Test
Vitamin D is both a nutrient you eat as well as a hormone that is produced in your skin in response…
Complete Sexual Health Panel
If you’re sexually active, it’s important to screen for STDs so you can stay informed about your sexual health…
Sexual Health Panel
This package includes a collection of screenings commonly ordered at an annual health visit to evaluate your…
Men’s Hormone Panel
The Men’s Hormone Panel provides information on the amount of essential hormones present in a male…
Women’s Health Panel
The Women’s Hormone Panel is a series of tests designed to assess the hormone levels in women, which can…
Influenza, known as “the flu”, is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. The flu virus usually spreads from…
This test is used to determine if your sore throat is strep throat, an infection caused by group A streptococcus…
COVID-19 Antibody Test
Antibody testing, also known as serologic testing, is used to detect antibodies in a patient’s blood…
COVID-19 PCR Test
This test can aid in the detection of the virus that causes COVID-19 using a technique known as polymerase…
Smart Blood Panel
Your blood is perhaps the most essential substance in your body—transporting life-sustaining…
Smart Metabolic Panel
Your metabolism influences more than just the numbers on the scale. It is the life force of all your body’s…
Smart care from Southwest Labs is a new way to get all your wellness testing done without a doctor’s order. Choose from our menu of 20+ Wellness panels which include men’s and women’s wellness, sexual health, diabetes testing, hormone testing, and more. Our panels are designed by physicians to help provide you with a better understanding of your health.
4261 Balloon Park Rd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Patient Service Center ABQ
4500 Osuna Rd, NE Suite 130, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Patient Service Center West ABQ
5211 Ouray Rd NW Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Patient Service Center Las Cruces
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.