Action from Insight

We are passionate about developing innovative, ground-breaking tests, products and tools to enhance patient care, provide value to our clients, and transform information into knowledge and insights.

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Specimen Tracking

First national lab to provide healthcare professionals easy access to track a specimen in real-time.

Specimen Status Tracking provides transparency, empowering healthcare professionals to better manage their patients and move their care forward. Specimen Status Tracking is available through QuestConnect ™, and allows providers to see whether a patient was compliant with lab testing, and follow the patient’s specimen through every step of its journey to and through our laboratory.

Reminders

Three distinct reminder services to help patients manage their health and remember the lab testing recommended by their doctor.

We understand how challenging it can be to get through the daily to-do list. That's why we've created:

  • Health & Wellness Email Reminders: For a reminder to schedule an annual health checkup.
  • Pregnancy Health Reminders: For timely information about important lab tests and helpful tips related to pregnancy.
  • TestMinder®: Reminders for patients undergoing frequent testing, such as when their physician is monitoring a condition or medication use.

Cancer

ColoVantage®: the first blood test to aid the detection of colorectal cancer in patients non-adherent to current testing approaches.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but is often treatable when caught in early stages. Sixty percent of colon cancer deaths could be prevented if people were screened as indicated by guidelines, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, nearly one in three men and women age 50 and over have not been screened. Quest Diagnostics introduced ColoVantage®, a blood test that detects methylated DNA from the Septin 9 gene, a marker for colorectal cancer, that can help with detection of colorectal cancer in patients that have avoided established colorectal cancer screening tests such as colonoscopy, fecal occult blood tests, and fecal immunochemical tests (FITs). ColoVantage is not a replacement test for colonoscopy.

Specimen collection

quiggles™ wiggles, but you shouldn't!

quiggles helps make blood draws more comfortable and less stressful for children and patients of all ages. This phlebotomy device features a soothing combination of ice pack and vibration. This makes the draw feel more comfortable — for everyone, including little ones, their parents, and adults alike!

Mobile Access

The MyQuest™ by Care360 patient portal and free mobile app empower patients to take control of their health.

As a trusted provider of diagnostic testing, we're committed to delivering solutions for patients to securely manage their health. That's why we created MyQuest, our patient portal and free mobile app that enable users to receive lab results and manage health information such as medications and emergency contacts. With MyQuest, users can see, store and share their vital health information with ease and security on the go.

Genetics

Leveraging our knowledge of the human genome to personalize disease management.

Celera, a wholly owned subsidiary, was founded to sequence the human genome – the complete set of DNA and genes of an organism – and identify links between genetic variations and diseases. Its renowned discovery program has identified numerous genetic biomarkers that help assess disease risk or help physicians select appropriate therapies for many diseases.

Genetics

Pioneer in pharmacogenomic testing to personalize medicine.

Our AccuType® tests help predict a patient's response to certain drugs so that healthcare providers can select appropriate treatment for each patient's needs. Our AccuType® CP test is the first cardiovascular disease test to identify a patient's response to Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate). This anti-clotting drug is often prescribed to prevent heart attacks or strokes and is the second best-selling drug in the world. The AccuType® family also includes tests to help predict response related to warfarin, tamoxifin, therapies for hepatitis C virus, and others.

Genetics

ImmunoCAP® allergy testing benefits both patients and physicians with easier testing.

More than 50 million people in the U.S. have allergies. An essential step for providing the right treatment for these patients is to determine what is causing the allergy. The ImmunoCAP® test identifies hundreds of specific allergens with only a single blood sample. Among allergy blood tests ImmunoCAP is widely considered to be the most precise and reliable, with performance comparable to skin prick testing. However, unlike skin prick testing, ImmunoCAP does not require the patient to stop taking antihistamines or pose a risk of severe allergic reaction.

Data Diagnostics®

A Quanum solution: Insights health systems need to promote efficient coordination of quality care.

Today’s healthcare environment is driven by data to improve clinical and quality outcomes, achieve cost efficiencies, and help enhance financial performance. Data Diagnostics is a suite of patient-specific, real-time analytics that can be accessed on demand by clinicians at the point of care within their existing workflow.

Neurology

Our Variant Investigation Team is dedicated to helping you confirm clinical diagnoses.

We know how frustrating it can be to receive test results that read "variables of unknown significance." The Athena Insight™ Variant Investigation Program gives you access to the information you need to clarify result significance. Our detailed service reports are easy to interpret and understand. Additionally, our team of genetic counselors and lab directors provides expert consultative services on each case, giving you deeper insight and answering technical questions. Our goal is to help you make more informed patient management decisions.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

CogniSense™, the new iPad-based assessment, provides a new vital statistic: your cognitive score.

It provides physicians and patients with a cognitive score that can be monitored over time. It’s easy to use, too. The iPad platform allows a certified healthcare provider to administer the test in about 10 minutes. Results are then securely sent to Care360 and other supported EMRs. Performing a cognitive test has never been easier. To learn more or to  download CogniSense™, visit QuestCogniSense.com.

Genetics

The XSense® test: Fragile X Syndrome test for autism and mental retardation using faster molecular technology. The test is highly accurate, and may be suitable for high-volume population screening and diagnostic testing on a range of patients, including women and newborns.

Fragile X is the leading cause of inherited mental retardation and the most common known single gene cause of autism. Physicians can use Xsense® to aid their identification of women who, as carriers, may be unaffected or slightly affected by Fragile X syndrome, but are at risk of passing it to offspring, regardless of the father's genetics. XSense employs a laboratory analysis technique that bypasses the need to perform the Southern Blot DNA analysis method in 99 percent of cases. Xsense is an accurate, faster testing option with results reported in about a week for the vast majority of patients.

Informatics

Health Trends™ Across America: providing insights on the state of the nation's health.

With more than 1.1 billion patient encounters since 2000, we maintain the largest private clinical laboratory data repository in the U.S. Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ reports identify and track disease and wellness benchmarks. They are made available as a public service to inform patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers about the current state of the nation's health. Our Health Trends™ reports include allergies, diabetes, heart health, H1N1 influenza A, kidney disease and more.

Cardiovascular

Personalized care to help improve and maintain heart health.

The 4myheart® Program provides personalized care to help patients improve their cardiac health. A clinical educator addresses the patient's risk for heart disease and stroke, using the test results and a treatment plan from the patient's doctor. The 4myheart Program provides a personal touch through individual and group education, and many patients have seen impressive results in terms of cardiovascular risk reduction.

General Health

First to offer breakthrough ovarian cancer tests.

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the U.S. and the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Ovarian masses affect approximately one million women and lead to as many 300,000 ovarian mass surgeries in the U.S. each year. Quest Diagnostics is the only national lab to offer FDA-cleared OVA1™ test. The OVA1™ Test is a qualitative serum test that combines the results of five immunoassays into a single numerical result. It is indicated for women who meet the following criteria: over age 18, ovarian adnexal mass present for which surgery is planned, and not yet referred to an oncologist. The OVA1™ Test is an aid to further assess the likelihood that malignancy is present when the physician's independent clinical and radiological evaluation does not indicate malignancy. The test is not intended as a screening or stand-alone diagnostic assay.

PRECAUTION: The OVA1™ Test should not be used without an independent clinical/radiological evaluation and is not intended to be a screening test or to determine whether a patient should proceed to surgery. Incorrect use of the OVA1™ Test carries the risk of unnecessary testing, surgery, and/or delayed diagnosis.

A negative OVA1™ Test result, in the setting of a positive pre-surgical assessment, should not preclude oncology referral. The OVA1™ Test is not indicated for patients with a diagnosis of malignancy within the last 5 years.

Certified EHR Technology

Used by more than 200,000 physicians in 80,000 physician offices nationwide, Care360® EHR delivers the full clinical encounter documentation capabilities that physicians want with easy integration.

As an ONC-ATCB -certified solution*, Care360 EHR allows physicians to complete a wide range of patient-care-centered clinical tasks right at the point of care, including:

  • Electronic lab management
  • ePrescribing
  • Clinical messaging
  • Clinical documentation tools
  • Document management
  • Multisystem interoperability
  • Remote and Secure Capabilities
  • Certified for Meaningful Use
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