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NEW YORK – Quest Diagnostics said on Tuesday that it is partnering with Walmart and drone services company DroneUp to provide drone delivery of SARS-CoV-2 home collection kits as part of a pilot program exploring what role drones could play in responding to the pandemic and healthcare delivery more generally.

The drone will deliver Quest SARS-CoV-2 home collection kits to residences within a one-mile radius of a North Las Vegas Walmart. Patients can then use the kits to collect a nasal swab sample and mail it to a Quest lab for processing.

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