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 […]

Quest Advanced™ Neurology gets Creative During COVID: Pivoting to Remote Teaching

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Quest Advanced Neurology recently launched a novel genetic counseling rotation developed by Sarah Witherington, CGC, Sr. Product Manager, that is dedicated to product management and other emerging career paths for genetic counselors. As many hospitals and clinics were unable to host students during this time of social isolation, Sarah quickly responded to create a remote […]

Back to Patient Care Program

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Back to Patient Care program Providing guidance in the face of uncertainty Quest Diagnostics understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on your practice and on your patients. That’s why we have created the Back to Patient Care program—a solution to help you get your practice back online so that your patients […]

What’s the Difference Between Screening and Diagnostic Testing in Pregnancy?

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Pregnancy can be a time of great anticipation, excitement, and sometimes, anxiety. Navigating through the many different tests that are available can be confusing and overwhelming. Understanding what information a test can provide may help when deciding which tests to choose, and this is especially important for genetic screening and diagnostic tests. What is the […]

Heart Failure Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

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Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. People with heart failure can become weakened and bedridden, because the heart can’t do its job well. Diagnosing heart failure early can help your doctor keep it under control. However, symptoms can be easy to miss when the heart first starts to […]

Diabetes: Risk Reduction Through Knowledge and Action

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The number of people with diabetes (high blood sugar) is increasing every year. In the United States, about 1 in 10 people have diabetes.1 That’s about 34 million people in total. And about 1 in 4 people with diabetes do not know they have it.1 Most (90-95%) have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes […]

Hereditary Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women.1 Fortunately, treatment options are available that can help save lives. Finding breast cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body is key. Of women who get breast cancer, 90% will live for 5 years or more; when breast cancer is found early, […]