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Quest Diagnostics Reports Growth in Revenue and Earnings for Fourth Quarter 2008 and Provides 2009 Guidance
Date:1/26/2009

formance. Estimated cash from operations before the expected payment for the NID matter is not a measure of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and should not be considered as an alternative to estimated cash from operations. See footnote 7 to the attached tables.

This earnings release, including the attached financial tables, is available online in the Press Room section at www.questdiagnostics.com.

                      Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Subsidiaries
                           Consolidated Statements of Operations
              For the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2008 and 2007
                    (in millions, except per share and percentage data)


                                     Three Months Ended    Twelve Months Ended
                                         December 31,        December 31,
                                      2008        2007        2008     2007
                                  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)

    Net revenues                    $1,800.3    $1,770.5   $7,249.4  $6,704.9

    Operating costs and expenses:
    Cost of services                 1,040.9     1,042.7    4,256.1   3,969.8
    Selling, general and
     administrative                    435.6       408.7    1,736.9   1,612.9
    Amortization of intangible
     assets                              9.3         9.2       37.3      27.9
    Other operating (income)
     expense, net                       (2.6)       (2.1)      (3.3)      3.0
    Total operating costs and
     expenses                        1,483.2     1,458.5    6,027.0   5,613.6

    Operating income                   317.1       312.0    1,222.4   1,091.3

    Other income (expense):
    Interest expense, net              (43.6)      (53.9)    (179.7)   (178.3)
    Minority share o
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