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Quest, CDC team up on hepatitis C research program
Modern Healthcare

In an unusual collaboration, laboratory services provider Quest Diagnostics is opening up its database of lab results to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a research program on hepatitis C focused on baby boomers, whose members account for roughly two-thirds of the 3.2 million Americans infected with the disease. The goal is to increase diagnosis and treatment of the disease, which many people don’t know they have. Last August, the CDC recommended that all Americans born in the years 1945 through 1964 be tested for hepatitis C.