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May 23, 2011 09:02 ET

Research on Quest Diagnostics Inc. and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings -- Medical Laboratories Active in 2011

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Medical Laboratories & Research industry and has completed analytical research on Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Acquisitions and cost cutting efforts are on the rise in the medical laboratories industry as several companies are looking to kick start revenues after several quarters of stagnant growth in clinical testing volumes. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Medical Laboratories & Research industry.

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Quest Diagnostics Inc. recently acquired Celera Corp. to complement the early addition of Athena Diagnostics. After generating a little over a third of its revenues from esoteric and anatomic pathology testing in 2010, the moves to acquire these two companies should allow Quest to grow this segment even more moving forward. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Quest Diagnostics Inc. at www.stockcall.com/DGX230511.pdf.

Several medical laboratories are leaning more on automation to cut costs and improve efficiency. Laboratory Corp. of America has already begun implementing automation to allow personnel to focus more on customer needs. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings at www.stockcall.com/LH230511.pdf.

Medicaid cuts could hurt revenues for medical laboratories though. Government efforts to curb reimbursements for clinical testing could affect several companies in the industry. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Overall, it has been an active 2011 for medical laboratories. Acquisitions and moves to improve efficiency should help several companies widen margins in the second half of the year. Government budget cuts could offset gains and will be worth tracking for investors in this industry.

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