Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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For most of us, our memories are the most precious thing in the world—an incredible collection of experiences that have shaped us into the people we are today. But what happens when those memories are gone? I’ve experienced this personally with friends and family members. I’ve watched with my own eyes as someone I loved […]

Quest Diagnostics Lab Stewardship Awarded ASCP 2020 Choosing Wisely Award

Innovation

Quest Diagnostics was honored as a 2020 American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Choosing Wisely Winner for Quest Lab Stewardship Powered by hc1®. Quest was recognized at a presentation during this year’s ASCP 2020 Annual Meeting. This service provides innovative technology that assists Health System/hospital leadership and lab administrators to optimize laboratory utilization, reduce clinical […]

Mini Genetic Mystery: Hereditary or Tumor BRCA2 Result? 3 Clues to Help Decipher

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During his routine physical exam, a patient informs you that his brother, who has prostate cancer, recently tested positive for a BRCA2 mutation. Your patient hands you his brother’s report and, at first glance, you agree that indeed his brother has a BRCA2 variant. You begin to consent your patient for genetic testing. But wait. […]

Modified Two-Tier Testing (MTTT): A Faster Lyme Disease Diagnosis

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Lyme disease is a growing health issue; in fact, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recent estimates suggest that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease each year in the United States.1 Treatment is more effective if begun early, and an updated recommendation from the CDC paves the way for earlier […]

5 Things to Know About SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Antibody Testing with Quest

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      We’re now offering an IgG antibody test that helps to identify people who may have been previously exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and may have developed an adaptive immune response to the virus. At this time, it is unknown for how long antibodies persist following infection and if the presence of antibodies confers protective […]

New Health Trends Study: Cervical Cancer

Insights

New Health Trends™ Study from Quest Diagnostics Reveals Cotesting is a More Sensitive Cervical Cancer Screening Test for Women 30 and Older than HPV Testing Alone For many years, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States, ahead of breast cancer. With the increasing prevalence of Pap tests […]

When Molecular Genetic Testing is Not Enough: The Role of Biochemical Testing

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A female toddler presents to her pediatrician with liver dysfunction, mild developmental delay, and behavioral changes. What lab testing makes sense and why? With the advent of next-generation sequencing, there has been an onslaught of fast and affordable molecular genetic test offerings. As such, clinicians are turning to molecular tests earlier and more frequently in […]

5 Things to Know About Molecular Testing with Quest

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    Since Quest began processing the highly complex COVID-19 tests on March 9, we have steadily increased testing capacity to meet the evolving needs for healthcare providers and patients in our communities. So far, we’ve processed approximately 2.15 million diagnostic tests and have grown our capacity to 70,000 per day. We continue to perform […]