Norovirus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Laboratory Diagnostics

Insights

Norovirus, an RNA virus, is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis across all age groups in the United States. Molecular tests are the most reliable and rapid way to detect norovirus and to differentiate it from other causes of gastroenteritis. Early use of molecular tests may limit the spread of disease, […]

New Lab Approach Identifies Early-Stage Insulin Resistance, a Precursor to Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, Finds Study in Journal of Endocrine Society

Innovation

A novel laboratory method can aid the identification of insulin resistance (IR), a precursor to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society.

American Cancer Society Lowers Colorectal Cancer Screening to Age 45, Adds Additional Testing Options in Updated Guidelines

Better Health

This change in ACS guidelines would allow approximately 21 million people more to have access to colorectal cancer screening. 

Quest Diagnostics Lyme Disease Test: A Look Under the Hood

Insights

When you send a sample in to Quest Diagnostics to test for Lyme disease, what happens? What are we looking for, and how do we know we’ve found it?

Blueprint for Athletes App Makes it Easier to Access Actionable Fitness, Health and Wellness Insights

Better Health

New Blueprint for Athletes App Integrates with Apple Health Kit From the competitive athlete to your average gym goer, data is becoming increasingly important to understanding the impact of your health and wellness routine, as well as how to improve and make it better. While your DNA can tell you what you’re made of, and […]

Quest’s San Juan Capistrano Lab Earns ISO15189 Accreditation

Innovation

The accreditation is based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 Standard for medical laboratories’ technical competence, management, and continual improvement.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults and Children

Insights

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious health concern, and approximately one-third of the global population has been infected with its causal pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb).

Putting Humanity Back in Healthcare

Action

Quest is proud to be part of the Gold Corporate Council formed by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which works to champion humanism in medicine as a critical element in healthcare.