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CDC, Quest collaborate to better screen, treat and reduce hepatitis

January 28, 2015

Quest Diagnostics has entered into an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control to assist in identifying new trends in screening, diagnosing and treating multiple strains of viral hepatitis in the US, according to a press release.

The collaboration will provide researchers from the CDC with analytical expertise and access to Quest’s national testing database, which holds de-identified testing hepatitis data, according to the release. The goal of the collaboration is for the CDC to use the analytics to help improve, develop and monitor medical guidelines aimed at reducing the hepatitis burden and positively change outcomes through earlier diagnosis and treatment.

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