Advanced Testing for Cardiovascular Disease

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Cholesterol is a substance in the blood that can build up and clog arteries. This can lead to cardiovascular disease (disease of the heart and blood vessels), which can cause a heart attack or stroke. To stop this from happening, healthcare providers recommend keeping the cholesterol level low.1 But many people who eat healthy, exercise, […]

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 […]

Melanoma: Prevention and Early Detection

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is common in both men and women. Its ability to spread to other parts of the body makes it one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. But, if melanoma is found early, treatment can be very successful. In fact, melanoma is one of the most preventable […]

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Laboratory Testing Can Guide Treatment

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Just like other parts of your body, blood can get cancer. One type of blood cancer is called acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. AML is not a common disease, accounting for only 1 in 100 of all cancers.1 But it is very serious. People with AML get very sick, very quickly. Because symptoms start off […]

Testing for an Incurable Disease: Points You MUST Consider

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In the era of genomic medicine, genetic testing is readily available for hundreds of inherited conditions. Insights from testing can include information about ancestral origins, hidden health risks, and reproductive risks. However, while access to genetic testing in the United States is widely available to patients and providers, the decision to undergo testing can be […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum (the last part of the large intestine). Currently, it is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death.1 Fortunately, CRC is one of the most preventable cancers.1 Healthcare providers use screening […]

Cervical Cancer Screening

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The Pap test is used to identify women that might be at risk of cervical cancer (cervical cancer screening). The test has saved many lives because this type of cancer can be treated effectively if found early. A virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cervical cancers. Knowing this, healthcare providers often use an […]