Food allergy or food intolerance?
Quest's allergy panels help identify food allergies, not intolerance. Food allergies and intolerances can present similar symptoms, but knowing the difference matters. Read the article to learn more.
The role of vitamins & minerals in overall health
From its Latin origin, 'vita,' meaning life, vitamins are crucial for the development and functioning of our bodies. Learn more about these essential nutrients in the article here.
Let's get physical: the importance of exercise & heart health
Regular exercise not only builds muscle, but also a stronger cardiovascular system. Read our article to learn more about the impact of exercise on blood pressure, cholesterol, weight management, and more.
Vitamin D: the "sunshine vitamin"
According to the Cleveland Clinic, vitamin D deficiency affects about 1 billion people worldwide, including 35% of adults in the US. Read our article to learn more about vitamin D deficiencies, the role of sunlight in vitamin D production, and why this vitamin is so important.
Take charge of your health (and budget) with HSAs and FSAs
Knowing the difference between an HSA and an FSA can help you make the most of your healthcare benefits. Many of the lab tests available for purchase on questhealth.com are HSA-and FSA-eligible, so you can save money on your healthcare costs—and get health insights, on your terms.
7 Hormones for Female Reproductive Health
Hormones orchestrate everything from your menstrual cycle to your overall well-being. But hormones can be tricky at times. Too high or too low, and they can disrupt menstrual cycles and fertility. For the best chance of pregnancy, we’re aiming for levels that are Goldilocks-approved: just right. Read our article to learn more about essential hormones and how they affect fertility.
An Essential Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer
In this guide, you’ll find an overview of breast cancer, information on genetic risk factors, signs and symptoms to watch out for, and much more.
Understanding the chemistry of your metabolism
You can think of metabolism as the engine that powers your body—it continues working even when you're at rest. Because even during rest, your body still needs energy for its vital functions, from breathing to circulating blood to regulating body temperature. And without metabolism, life wouldn’t be possible.
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about blood types.
Why is it beneficial to know your blood type? What is the rarest blood type? Can your blood type change? Read the article to find out.
Food for Thought: Is Your Diet Affecting Your Vitamin Levels?
Are You Getting Enough B Vitamins from Your Diet?
B vitamins are building blocks for our cells. They support brain and heart function, digestion, and hormone production. They also help turn the food we eat into energy.
Keto Can Help You Lose Weight, But Are You Also Losing Nutrients?
While you may lose weight and inches off your belly, it is important to consider how the diet affects your body.
Are You Getting Enough Nutrients from Your Vegetarian Diet?
Certain vitamins and minerals that are naturally found in meat, poultry, and seafood may be lacking in a vegetarian diet, which could lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies and serious health problems.
Cutting Carbs Can Help with Weight-Loss, But You May Also Be Cutting Nutrients
Though, it is important to note that more than just what you eat influences how nutrients work in your body.
What is Lp(a)?
Knowing your Lp(a) level is essential to understanding your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Let’s Talk Ticks: What Is Lyme Disease?
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.
Routine health testing: a guide for women
Regular health screenings are important for everyone, regardless of age or sex. But there are some tests that are more important for women to consider at various points in their life.
Understanding the stages, ages, signs, and symptoms
Menopause is a natural part of life, but it can be an incredibly challenging time for women. Menopause is often referred to as a catch-all term for the entire menopause transition, but it does involve several stages. Knowing what to look for during each stage can help you better understand your body and seek the right support.
Think you have long covid?
The first important step is testing to rule out underlying conditions that present similar symptoms.
Allergies: Triggers, Testing, & Treatment
Identify seasonal allergy triggers, test options and suggested treatment.
Women and heart health
Gain a better understanding of the unique heart health risks women face.
Tuberculosis Blood Test vs. Skin Test
Learn about the two types of tuberculosis tests and how newer blood tests offer much higher accuracy than traditional skin tests.
If you’re sexually active—you can get gonorrhea.
Many STIs don't cause any symptoms—so the number of known cases is only a fraction of the real number.
The Importance of Thyroid Testing
Thyroid disorders can affect men and women of all ages. Getting tested is important, especially for those with a family history.
Routine health testing: a guide for men
Regular health screenings are important for everyone, regardless of age or sex. But there are some tests that are more important for men to consider at various points in their life.
Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among men*
The PSA screening alone cannot tell you if you have prostate cancer, but if can help you and your healthcare provider determine if more testing is needed. PSA levels can be high in cancerous and noncancerous conditions (like an enlarged prostate or inflammation of the prostate). Read our article to learn more.
Let’s talk about sex (and STIs)
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a serious global health threat. Over 1 million new STIs are reported every day—and an estimated 374 million infections of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis occurred in 2020 alone.¹ Read our article to learn more about the importance of testing, the difference between STDs and STIs, and more.