Georgetown University Hospital Suspends Testing at One of Its Pathology Laboratories

Testing ceases following July 19 inspection by officials from CMS and CAP Last Friday, The Washington Post broke the news that Georgetown University Hospital (GUH) had closed the pathology laboratory that performed certain breast cancer tests. The action—described as an “unprecedented” suspension by GUH Chief Medical Officer Stephen Evans, M.D.—was taken in response to an investigation of the pathology laboratory by federal officials. The closure of the laboratory followed an inspection on...

Quest Diagnostics Makes “Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street” List

It may have been adding insult to injury when Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) made the “Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street: Jan. 9” list. After all, this recognition came just hours after the New York Times hit the street with its reporting of Quest’s acknowledgement of inaccurate Vitamin D test results, which itself was based on The Dark Report’s  coverage of Quest’s problems that had become public the previous week. “Five Dumbest Things on Wall...

News Flash! New York Times Hits Quest Diagnostics for Erroneous Vitamin D Results!

Just days after The Dark Report and Dark Daily alerted the laboratory industry to systemic problems with “home brew” mass spectrometry Vitamin D testing at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) during a period starting in early 2007 and lasting into mid-2008, the New York Times has confirmed the essential details of this extraordinary story. In the Thursday, January 8, 2009, edition of the New York Times, reporter Andrew Pollack wrote a story titled “Lab Acknowledges...

Quest Diagnostics Undertakes Patient Retest Program Due to Inaccurate Test Results

Starting in October, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has quietly notified certain physicians and patients that it had reported “inaccurate” lab test results for Vitamin 25(OH) D. This ongoing campaign appears to be the largest voluntary patient recall/retest program known to have been instituted by a clinical laboratory company.The Dark Report and Dark Daily are first to report this remarkable story. Quest Diagnostics has told The Dark Report that, for a period of time in...
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