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Quest, CDC collaborate to improve hepatitis care, 3/15

March 2014—Quest Diagnostics will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify trends in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for four strains of viral hepatitis in the U.S. Under terms of the multiyear contract, Quest will provide CDC researchers with analytics expertise and access to the company’s national Health Trends database of de-identified clinical testing hepatitis data.

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Partners: UCSF, Quest, 4/14

April 2014—UC San Francisco and Quest Diagnostics formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine for improved patient care, treatment, and outcomes.

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BRCA genetic testing, 12/13

December 2013—Quest Diagnostics now offers BRCAvantage, a suite of four lab-developed genetic tests that identify mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The BRCAvantage test is performed using next-generation sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification to detect all published deleterious mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2.

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Quest to acquire outreach operations of Dignity Health, 7/13:108

Quest Diagnostics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire laboratory-related clinical outreach service operations of Dignity Health, a hospital system based in California. Under the agreement, Quest will acquire operations through which Dignity Health provides outreach diagnostic information services to patients and physician offices in parts of California and Nevada.

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Dementia diagnostic panel, 4/13:87

Quest Diagnostics offers a clinical test panel for aiding the diagnosis of suspected dementia due to treatable forms of cognitive impairment. The panel is believed to be the first commercial service from a clinical laboratory to combine several guideline-recommended tests for identifying secondary, treatable causes of dementia as a single blood test and report.

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