Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: DGX
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Quest Diagnostics, Inc. is engaged in providing diagnostic testing, information and services that help patients, physicians and others to make better healthcare decisions. It offers patients and physicians the broadest access to diagnostic laboratory services through the company's nationwide network of laboratories and patient service centers. The company's services range from routine blood tests such as cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell counts to cancer testing as well as gene-based and molecular testing. It also offers clinical testing, which include gene-based and esoteric testing, anatomic pathology services and testing for drugs-of-abuse in the United States, and risk assessment services for the life insurance industry in North America and also manufactures and markets diagnostics products like diagnostic test kits and specialized point-of-care testing equipment. The company empowers healthcare organizations and clinicians with information technology solutions that can improve patient care and medical practice. Its non-clinical testing businesses consist of its risk assessment services, clinical trials testing, healthcare information technology, and diagnostics products businesses. The company's risk assessment services business provides underwriting support services to the life insurance industry, which include specimen collection and paramedical examinations, laboratory testing, medical record retrieval, case management, motor vehicle reports, telephone inspections, prescription histories and credit checks. Its clinical trials testing business provides clinical testing performed in connection with clinical research trials on new drugs, vaccines and certain medical devices. The company's healthcare information technology business is a developer and integrator of clinical connectivity and data management solutions for healthcare organizations, physicians and clinicians that can help improve patient care and medical practice. Its diagnostics products business manufactures and markets products that enable healthcare professionals to make healthcare diagnoses, including products for point-of-care testing for the professional market. The company's Life Insurer services business provides risk assessment services to the life insurance industry in North America. Quest Diagnostics was spun off from the Corning, Inc. as an independent company on December 31, 1996. Quest Diagnostics was founded by Paul A. Brown in 1967 and is headquartered in Madison, NJ.