Colon Cancer Awareness and Lynch Syndrome

Better Health

Lynch syndrome, also known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), is the most common cause of inherited colon cancer. Find out more.

When Exome Sequencing is the Answer

Better Health

Ask any parent whose child has a serious health condition or birth defect “What is the value of a diagnosis?” and they will tell you that an answer is worth everything. When a child presents with an undiagnosed condition, they may undergo multiple genetic tests in search of an answer. When those tests come back […]

KNOW if You Have the Flu with a Simple Test

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The best way to tell the difference between a cold and the flu is to get tested. Learn more about Quest’s nasal swab test.

Norovirus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Laboratory Diagnostics

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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, […]

Identifying Marijuana Use

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Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is a plant material obtained from cannabis sativa. It is used as medication or recreational purposes. Although the Cannabis plant contains hundreds of compounds, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC or THC) is psychoactive and produces several pharmacological effects. Hashish is the product created from the resin of marijuana flowers.  Hash oil or cannabis oil is an oleoresin extracted […]

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.

A Dangerous Pattern: High Rates of Drug Combining to be Revealed by Quest Diagnostics at 2018 AAFP Conference

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conference is an annual event that explores family medicine from all angles. This year’s meeting – October 9-13 in New Orleans – will gather over 4,000 physicians from across the country to share best practices and learn from each other. Among the topics to be a major area of […]

Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Leading Physicians in Hereditary Cancer Study

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Quest Diagnostics, Inc. is the exclusive genetic-testing partner for the BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR), which offers BRCA testing to 4,000 Ashkenazi-Jewish men and women in four major metropolitan U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.  One of the BFOR Study’s main goals is to explore new ways our healthcare system can use genetic testing […]