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Quest Diagnostics Closes Deal to Acquire 2 Labs in Texas

Well ahead of the expected time of completion, Quest Diagnostics DGX closed the earlier-announced deal to acquire two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, TX, namely, Med Fusion and Clear Point. This is in line with the company’s plan to fast expand in the high-growth cancer diagnostic market.

The businesses jointly provide a complete range of diagnostic services to physicians and provider networks. This acquisition will allow Quest Diagnostics to establish a center of excellence to provide diagnostic services for the detection and management of cancer.

Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), The US Oncology Network or the Network (supported by McKesson Specialty Health), Texas Oncology and Pathologists Bio-Medical Laboratories (PBM) are co-owners of one or both the businesses.

Quest Diagnostics will team up with McKesson Specialty Health, The Network and Texas Oncology to enhance Med Fusion’s model, which has been created to standardize next-generation gene sequencing panels to help in selecting the therapy and monitoring of cancer.

After completion of the deal, Quest Diagnostics is now a preferred provider of advanced oncology diagnostics for The Network and Texas Oncology.

Primarily, Quest Diagnostics will offer services to 12 BSWH hospitals in North Texas and 400 independent, community-based physicians nationally that are affiliated with The Network, including Texas Oncology.

We believe that the deal is perfectly aligned with...