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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two businesses, Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. It offers clinical testing services, such as routine testing, gene-based and esoteric testing, anatomic pathology services, and drugs-of-abuse testing, as well as related services and insights; laboratory testing services for new drugs, vaccines, and medical devices; and risk assessment services for the life insurance industry. The company also develops, manufactures, and markets diagnostic products, including Simplexa molecular chemistries for testing infectious disease and hospital-acquired infections; HerpeSelect HSV serology; and DxSelect IFA and ELISA products for testing infectious diseases. In addition, it provides molecular diagnostic products in various segments, such as HIV-1 drug resistance testing under the ViroSeq brand name; and reproductive genetics and transplantation under the brand names of Atria and AlleleSeqr. Further, the company offers Care360 EHR, a solution that allows doctors to electronically create, manage, and distribute patient encounter notes, including vital signs and progress notes; and ChartMaxx, an electronic document management system for hospitals. The company offers its diagnostic information services to patients, physicians, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health plans, employers, and others through a network of laboratories, patient service centers, and phlebotomists in physician offices. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

41,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/18/14
Founded in 1967

quest diagnostics inc (DGX) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $472.1K
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $573.9K
Senior Vice President of Clinical Franchises
Total Annual Compensation: $520.0K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $492.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Quest Diagnostics Announces Encouraging Data from Drug Abuse Study

Quest Diagnostics has announced data from a study which demonstrated decline in prescription drug misuse rates nationwide with multi-faceted drug abuse prevention programs. The findings suggest that broad, collaborative measures that include prescription drug databases and physician and patient education may be effective at curbing the nation's epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York and Tennessee showed the high rates of decline in misuse rates over the last three years, according to the study of more than 1.4 million drug test results between 2011 and 2013. The average decline for these states was 10.7%, nearly 2.5 times higher than the average decline of 4.4% for all other states combined, in the 46-state study. The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends study also found that 55% of Americans potentially put their health at risk by misusing their medications in 2013, a decrease of 8% points compared to misuse rates of 63% in 2011. All age groups and both genders were at risk of misuse, based on test results. The study's findings support previous research that suggests broad drug abuse approaches may be effective.

Sequenom Inc. and Quest Diagnostics Inc. Partner for Prenatal Diagnostic Test

Sequenom Inc. and Quest Diagnostics have announced an agreement under which Quest will offer national access to Sequenom Laboratories's noninvasive prenatal test, MaterniT21 PLUS laboratory-developed test, or LDT. Using a maternal blood sample, the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) analyzes chromosomal material in cell-free fetal DNA of pregnant women at increased risk for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. In addition, Quest has formed a license agreement with Sequenom for certain NIPT patents and patent applications. The license agreement is the first formed by Sequenom with a commercial lab in the US. Quest intends to use the intellectual property for the purposes of developing and validating its own proprietary lab-developed NIPT test.

Quest Diagnostics Opens New Facility in Tampa

Quest Diagnostics opened a new facility in Tampa to enhance and extend customer services for healthcare clients and employees throughout the United States. The project will create a capital investment of $9.3 million and up to 350 jobs, which is 175 additional jobs than was initially expected. The 350 positions will consist of customer service, logistics and human resource jobs. The new 48,000 square-foot Tampa facility will include customer service and certain logistics operations for Quest's U.S. operations, which includes about half of physicians and hospitals nationwide.


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