Welcome to Primary Insights, the Quest Diagnostics blog page for primary care practices.

Here you’ll find helpful information and resources on the topics you’ve told us you’re most interested in, such as testing guideline updates and other diagnostic insights, and practice efficiency and profitability as they relate to lab testing, and patient engagement and adherence.

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A Breakthrough in IBS Etiology … and The Test That Resulted

For a problem as common as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—it affects as many as 1 in 5 people—you would think there would be more diagnostic tools available to detect its presence. Learn more

Taking the Risk Out of Risk Identification

As the healthcare industry continues its seismic shift from volume- to value-based care, primary care physicians have had to assume more responsibility for identifying and flagging patient risk. Learn more

Managing the Uptick in Tick-Borne Diseases

The summer months bring warmer weather, time off, vacations and … ticks. In the U.S., the transmission of infections that cause tick-borne diseases occur primarily in the spring and summer, when ticks are most active and more likely to come into contact with your patients. Learn more

Safeguard Your Patients—and Your Practice—with Chronic Opioid Therapy Monitoring


As opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the U.S., primary care practices are on the front lines of what has become an unprecedented nationwide epidemic.1,2 Learn more

The Doctor Really Will See You Now: 10 Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction


Amid the uncertainty of the current healthcare landscape, one thing remains clear: keeping patients satisfied is essential to both patient health and the health of your practice. It can help boost patient referral and retention, save practice time, and affect reimbursement. Learn more

What the Shift in Quality Reporting Under MACRA Could Mean for Your Practice

As healthcare continues its shift from volume- to value-based care, the quality of care that you and your practice provide has never been more important. This focus on quality—and the quality metrics that support it—will not only change the way you care for your patients. It will also change the way you are compensated for that care.

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