Quest Diagnostics unveils giant testing lab at ON3 in Clifton

Quest Diagnostics Inc. has completed the consolidations of its Northeast regional operations into its new, 250,000-square-foot facility at ON3 in Clifton, it announced Tuesday.

The Secaucus-based diagnostic testing company said in a news release that the lab will serve more than 40 million people per year in seven states, increasing productivity and capacity. It is capable of more than 300,000 tests per day thanks to extensive automation, the company noted.

“Our new Clifton laboratory is fully operational, and we are excited about the many ways that it will empower better health for the patients and clients in the seven states the lab serves,” Chairman, CEO and President Steve Rusckowski said in a prepared statement. “The lab’s best-in-class automation enables us to offer higher medical quality, faster turnaround and the ability to quickly add additional capacity.”

The lab represents a $250 million commitment to customers and quality, Quest said, and will employ more than 1,000 people.

“New Jersey is proud to be the home of Quest Diagnostics and this magnificent new laboratory,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement. “COVID-19 clearly demonstrated the need for accurate diagnostic testing, and this lab is testament to the fact that Quest has heard that call and answered. This is truly a first-class facility.”