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Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of S.E.D. Medical Laboratories

MADISON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, announced today the successful completion of its previously announced agreement with Lovelace Health System to acquire S.E.D. Medical Laboratories. Under the terms of the transaction, Quest Diagnostics has acquired the assets of S.E.D. Medical Laboratories and will manage in-patient labs for the four Lovelace hospitals, as well as serve Lovelace Health Plan members. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, S.E.D. Medical Laboratories is a nationally recognized full-service medical and federally certified drugs-of-abuse testing laboratory with a staff of 450. S.E.D. operates from a modern 50,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology. The acquisition includes the transfer of the main offices and lab on Office Boulevard near I-25 and Jefferson, nine Patient Service Centers in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho and six additional locations across New Mexico. 

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics 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
Gary Samuels (Media): 973-520-2800


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