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 […]

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, […]

New Health Trends Study: Cervical Cancer

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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 […]

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 […]

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