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Quest Diagnostics to Provide Diagnostic Testing Services for the Women of Ireland through Ireland's First Nationwide Cervical-Cancer Screening Program
Date:6/20/2008

standards. Quest Diagnostics was the first diagnostic testing company to employ the principles of Six Sigma in its laboratories to promote operating and service quality. In addition, the company's medical and scientific staff, consisting of 900 individuals with medical degrees or Ph.D.'s, is the largest in the diagnostic testing industry.

As the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing services, Quest Diagnostics touches the lives of patients more than 145 million times annually. In 2008, the company was the only diagnostic testing company to be ranked among FORTUNE magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies."

About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide, claiming an estimated 300,000 lives in 2007. Comprehensive Pap-based screening programs could help prevent up to 80 percent of cervical cancer cases.(1) In 2004, 200 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in Ireland, and more than 90 women died of the disease.(2,1)

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) is the 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 national 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 information is available http://www.questdiagnostics.com
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