Quest Diagnostics acquires South Carolina-based Labtech Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics acquired Labtech Diagnostics, which is an independent clinical diagnostic laboratory provider serving physicians and patients primarily in South and North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Secaucus-based Quest said the acquisition broadens its access to diagnostic services and deepens the company’s presence in the Southeast. Labtech’s laboratory in Anderson, South Carolina, joins the national network of Quest Diagnostics laboratories, making it the first full-service laboratory owned by Quest in South Carolina. The acquisition will also enable more physicians in the state to access diagnostic services directly from Quest through its Cleveland HeartLab cardiometabolic Center of Excellence and other laboratories in Atlanta, Tampa, Florida, and Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Our acquisition of Labtech Diagnostics delivers on our Accelerate growth strategy in the Southeast and vision of a healthier world,” said Steve Rusckowski, chairman, CEO and president, Quest Diagnostics. “Establishing a laboratory in South Carolina will enable us to provide diagnostic insights empowering affordable care to more patients and providers while building on our growth aims in the region.”