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Quest Diagnostics Moves Start of April 21 Financial Conference Call to 8 am ET


MADISON, N.J., April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, announced today that it has moved the start of its quarterly conference call scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, to 8 a.m. ET. The company had previously scheduled the call to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on that day. The company plans to report first-quarter 2010 financial results earlier that morning.

The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available on Quest Diagnostics' Investor Relations internet site at

The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 3214469. The company suggests participants dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call.

A replay of the call may be accessed online at or by phone at 866-428-3803 for domestic callers, or 203-369-0904 for international callers. No access code will be required. Telephone replays will be available from 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on April 21 until midnight Eastern Time on May 21, 2010.

Anyone listening to the Quest Diagnostics call is encouraged to read the company's periodic reports, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion of risk factors and historical results of operations and financial condition in those reports.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative new diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at:

    Kathleen Valentine (Investors):           973-520-2900
    Wendy Bost (Media):                       973-520-2800

SOURCE Quest Diagnostics Incorporated