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07/07/14Quest Diagnostics To Release Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results On July 24
MADISON, N.J., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report second quarter 2014 results on Thursday, July 24, 2014, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 3214469. The company suggests part... 
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06/10/14Quest Diagnostics Introduces bioMerieux THxID®-BRAF Companion Diagnostic to Advance Precision Medicine for Melanoma
MADISON, N.J., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today introduced a new cancer test service based on the FDA-approved THxID®-BRAF test from bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. The THxID®-BRAF test is a companion diagnostic for two treatments for melanoma. The test is intended to be used as an aid in selecting patients with melanoma whose tumors carry the BRAF V600E mutation fo... 
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06/04/14Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mark Guinan, the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Jay Wohlgemuth, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical, Science and Innovation, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five-... 
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06/01/14Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Quest Diagnostics Partner to Advance Precision Medicine in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnostic insights into gene mutations in solid tumor cancers will aid therapy selection and prognosis for patients and advance research NEW YORK and MADISON, N.J., June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a joint collaboration that will utilize MSK's clinical and research insights i... 
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05/21/14Quest Diagnostics Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
MADISON, N.J., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share, payable on July 23, 2014 to shareholders of record of Quest Diagnostics common stock on July 9, 2014. About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make bett... 
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05/05/14Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The Deutsche Bank 39th Annual Health Care Conference
MADISON, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Deutsche Bank 39th Annual Heath Care Conference in Boston.  Stephen Rusckowski, the company's President and CEO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five-point strategy.  The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast... 
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04/28/14Athena Diagnostics to Present Original Research on Neurogenetics at American Academy of Neurology's 2014 Annual Meeting
Company scientists advance understanding of role of genetics in seizure disorders, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and other conditions at top neurology industry conference MADISON, N.J., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that several scientists from its Athena Diagnostics specialty neurology business will present research during ... 
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04/24/14Quest Diagnostics Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results
MADISON, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Full year revenue and adjusted earnings per diluted share guidance unchanged First quarter adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.84, vs. $0.89 in 2013 First quarter adjusted diluted EPS was reduced by approximately $0.11 due to unseasonably harsh winter First quarter reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.71, vs. $0.72 in 2013 First quarter revenues $1.75 billion, 2.3% below prior year Quest Diagnosti... 
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04/23/14Quest Diagnostics Extends Partnership with Steward Health Care System
MADISON, N.J. and BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward), New England's largest community-based accountable care organization and one of the nation's largest Pioneer ACOs, today announced that Quest has acquired the remainder of Steward's outreach laboratory service operations. Under the arrangement, Quest will provide outreach laboratory testing services t... 
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04/23/14Next-Generation Gene Sequencing from Athena Diagnostics Streamlines Epilepsy Diagnosis
Quest Diagnostics' specialty neurology business unveils 10 new epilepsy diagnostic services, including industry's first clinical multi-analyte test for autoimmune epilepsy Test services to be unveiled at the AAN Annual Meeting, April 26 - May 4 in Philadelphia MADISON, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a suite of new testing services from its Athena Diagnostics specialty neu... 
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04/21/14Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Summit Health
MADISON, N.J., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, has completed the previously announced acquisition of Summit Health,  a leading provider of on-site prevention and wellness services. Financial terms were not disclosed. Health and wellness is a large and fast growing segment within the healthcare industry. A report by RAND Corp based on 2012 data found that 85% of employers with over 1,000 employees... 
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04/07/14Patients Nationwide Now Have Direct Access to Lab Test Results through Quest Diagnostics
Company launches new website to enable patients to access lab data under federal rule that takes effect today Physicians who use Quest's Care360 EHR may qualify for Meaningful Use incentives MADISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Americans nationwide can directly access their personal laboratory data through Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. Quest Diagnostics provides diagnostic information services t... 
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04/03/14Quest Diagnostics To Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results On April 24
MADISON, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report first quarter 2014 results on Thursday, April 24, 2014, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 3214469. The company suggests par... 
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03/24/14Focus Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for Moderate Complexity Simplexa® HSV 1 & 2 Direct Molecular Test for Aiding the Diagnosis of Encephalitis
Quest Diagnostics business launches first HSV PCR for CSF in United States. Test provides results in about 60 minutes. MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information and services, today announced that its Focus Diagnostics products business has received expedited FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate complexity categorization for its new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on t... 
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03/12/14Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Announces Proposed Senior Notes Offering
MADISON, N.J., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that it intends to offer $600,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of two series of senior notes in a public offering made under a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, subject to market and other conditions. The issuance of the notes will be subject to customary closing conditio... 
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03/11/14Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Summit Health
Combined Offering to Accelerate Growth from Prevention and Wellness Programs MADISON, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement under which Quest will acquire Summit Health. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Summit Health is a leading provider of on-site prevention and wellness programs primarily for employers. Fo... 
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03/10/14Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of Solstas Lab Partners and Raises 2014 Financial Guidance
- Full Year 2014 Revenues expected to grow 2% - 4% compared to 2013 - Full Year Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share to be between $3.95 and $4.15 MADISON, N.J., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Solstas Lab Partners Group and its subsidiaries (Solstas), a full-service commercial laboratory company based in Greensboro, N... 
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02/26/14Quest Diagnostics Expands Hereditary Cancer Screening Offering with Lynch Syndrome Blood and Biopsy Testing for Colorectal Cancer
Company Supports March's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Participating in the One Million Strong Screening Event in New York City on March 3 MADISON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced new pathology and blood test offerings to help identify and assess an individual's risk of Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), an inherited genetic... 
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02/24/14Quest Diagnostics to Present Interoperability Solutions for Health Systems at HIMSS 2014
Retired New York Giants Player Stephen Baker to Join Quest as it Provides 100 Complimentary Blueprint for Wellness® Profiles at Booth 3064 on February 25 MADISON, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, will exhibit at booth 3064 and host a series of "Tech Talks" and other programs during the HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the industry's largest health IT educational program and exhib... 
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02/17/14Quest Diagnostics Announces Senior Leadership Appointments
-- John B. Haydon transitions to Vice President, Joint Ventures and Strategic Programs -- James E. Davis named Senior Vice President, Operations -- Lidia L. Fonseca named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer MADISON, N.J., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced a series of senior leadership appointments designed to strengthen the management team as it executes t... 
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02/14/14Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The 2014 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the RBC Capital Markets 2014 Global Healthcare Conference in New York.  Mark Guinan, the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five-point strategy.  The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time... 
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02/12/14ChartMaxx® from Quest Diagnostics Achieves Meaningful Use 2014 Certification from ICSA Labs
Enabling Health Systems to Qualify for CMS Financial Incentives MADISON, N.J. and CINCINNATI, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChartMaxx, the enterprise content management (ECM) solution from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), has achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR* ONC Health IT Certification which supports both Stages 1 and 2 of the Meaningful Use (MU) program. With the certification, health system providers who use the product may qualify for government financial incentives awarded to physicians ... 
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02/05/14ChartMaxx® from Quest Diagnostics Earns 2013 'Best in KLAS' for Healthcare Document Management and Imaging Software Products
ChartMaxx Enterprise Content Management System Honored with Top Ranking for the Ninth Time MADISON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that its ChartMaxx® enterprise content management technology (ECM) solution was ranked the top healthcare Document Management and Imaging (DMI) software product, according to the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report, an independent ran... 
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02/04/14Suboptimal Anticoagulant Treatment to Prevent Stroke Prevalent in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Finds Study in Circulation
The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ study of 2.7 million test results is the largest to examine warfarin treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) treated in primary care and other non-hospital care settings in the United States Findings raise prospect that new oral anticoagulants may be more appropriate for some patients MADISON, N.J., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately one in two patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) do not optimally reduce their risk of stroke ... 
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02/03/14New Rules Opening Access to Lab Test Results Will Empower Patients to Take Control of Their Health
MADISON, N.J., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) giving Americans increased access to their personal health information will empower patients to exercise greater control over their health, according to Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130717/NY48934LOGO ) "Patient engagement is essential to creating a health... 
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01/30/14Quest Diagnostics Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Provides Guidance For Full-Year 2014; Increases Dividend 10%
MADISON, N.J., Jan 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth quarter adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.03, 2% above prior year Fourth quarter reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.97, 12% above prior year Fourth quarter revenues $1.76 billion, 1% below the prior year Full year 2014 revenues expected to be flat to 2% below the prior year, excluding Solstas acquisition Full year 2014 adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations expected to be between $3.90... 
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01/22/14Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Solstas Lab Partners
Transaction to give patients and healthcare providers in the Southeastern United States greater access to innovative and cost-effective diagnostic information services MADISON, N.J., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Quest will acquire Solstas Lab Partners Group and its subsidiaries (Solstas) for a total transaction value of ... 
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01/17/14Quest Diagnostics To Release Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Financial Results On January 30
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report fourth quarter and full year 2013 results on Thursday, January 30, 2014, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130717/NY48934LOGO ) The conference call can also be accessed in li... 
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01/13/14Quest Diagnostics Adds Timothy L. Main to Board of Directors
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Timothy L. Main to serve as a director, effective immediately. Including Mr. Main, the Board has 10 members. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/NY45552 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130717/NY48934LOGO ) Tim Main currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Director... 
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01/09/14UC San Francisco and Quest Diagnostics Launch Collaboration to Advance the Field of Precision Medicine
MADISON, N.J. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the nation's leading university focused exclusively on health, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine, for improved patient care, treatment and outcomes. Initial clinical areas of foc... 
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