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3 Giralda Farms

Madison, NJ 07940

United States

Phone: 973-520-2700

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Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information services. The company provides insights that empower and enable patients, physicians, hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDN), health plans, employers, accountable care organizations (ACO) and others to make better healthcare decisions. Businesses The company is made up of two businesses: Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. Diagnostic Information Services The Diagnostic Information Services business, comprised of two parts, develops and delivers diagnostic testing, information and services to patients, physicians, health plans, hospitals, ACOs, IDNs, employers and others. The value delivery side includes sales and downstream marketing, routine and esoteric laboratory operations, field operations, logistics and client services. Diagnostic Solutions includes its other businesses, including central laboratory testing for pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials, risk assessment services, diagnostic products and healthcare information technology. Clinical laboratory testing is performed on whole blood, serum, plasma and other body fluids, such as urine, and specimens, such as microbiology samples. Clinical laboratory tests which can be performed by most clinical laboratories are considered routine. Esoteric tests include procedures in the areas of molecular diagnostics, protein chemistry, cellular immunology and advanced microbiology. Anatomic pathology services are performed on tissues, such as biopsies, and other samples, such as human cells. Anatomic pathology involves the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases and medical conditions through examination of tissue and cell samples taken from patients. Services The company provides information and insights based on clinical testing, including routine, esoteric, gene-based and anatomic pathology testing, and related services. The company provides testing services to physicians, hospitals, ACOs, IDNs, other commercial laboratories, patients and other customers. The company is a provider of infectious disease diagnostic information services. The company also provides testing for the detection of employee use of drugs of abuse, offering a range of solutions, including urine, hair, blood and oral fluid tests. The company’s Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, which is an annual report of its aggregate drug testing results, is cited by employers, the federal government and the media to help identify and quantify drug abuse among the nation's workforce. The company also offers a range of health and wellness services. It offers wellness testing and analytic services, such as its Blueprint for Wellness program, to employers to enable them and their employees to take an active role in improving their health and containing costs. The company also provides on-site prevention and wellness services that health plans and health-improvement companies can resell to employers and other clients. The company has built advanced testing capabilities, including gene-based testing services for the predisposition, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancers and other diseases. The company provides integrated, comprehensive diagnostic information services that include both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology testing, enabling its pathologists to offer patients and physicians a complete analysis. The company offers hundreds of esoteric tests, including the following fields: Endocrinology and metabolism (the study of hormones and their effects on body growth and metabolism); Genetics (the study of chromosomes, genes and their expression); Hematology (the study of blood and bone marrow cells) and coagulation (the process of blood clotting); Neurology (the study of the nervous system, its structure and its diseases); Testing used in treatment selection and monitoring of patients with solid organ and bone marrow transplantation; Immunology (the study of the immune system, including antibodies, cytokines, immune system cells and their effect, receptor systems and autoimmune diseases); Microbiology and infectious diseases (the stu

 

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