Maddy Boehme’s Journey with Autoimmune Encephalitis

Better Health

In the field of rare diseases, all too often patients can find themselves caught in a long, stress-invoking diagnostic odyssey. Finding a name for the condition that plagues them can take many years that are filled with seemingly endless tests, procedures, and physician visits. Here is Maddy Boehme’s story about her search for a diagnosis. […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Better Health

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 […]

ourPeople Stories: Iram Chaudhary

Our People

Iram Chaudhary, Molecular Supervisor, Marlborough, Massachusetts, tells her story: “I was promoted to Molecular Supervisor in mid-July and I’ve been in charge of training personnel in the department specifically for COVID-19 testing. This includes everything from acquiring and organizing samples, testing using 3 different platforms, and evaluating results. We’ve never seen the volume of work […]

A Pandemic Can’t Stop Our Pride

Community

Quest’s Pride Employee Business Network (Pride Network) had big plans to celebrate Pride this year. The all-inclusive group planned to hold several company-wide initiatives and events for LGBT History Month in June. Events included scavenger hunts, a capstone event featuring senior leaders, and a special in-person event with the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI). The Hetrick-Martin Institute […]

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

Better Health

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

Better Health

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

Better Health

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 […]

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