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  • Quest Diagnostics India and 98.4° Retail Chemist Stores Join Hands to Bring World-Class Critical Medical Testing Closer to Your Doorsteps

    Published on October 5, 2011

    New Delhi, India :  Quest Diagnostics , the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the 98.40â chain of retail chemist stores to offer patients the ability to purchase and schedule advanced diagnostic testing services as needed from Quest Diagnostics at several of the chain’s retail locations in Delhi and the NCR.

    The new service allows patients to purchase any of the more than 3400 diagnostic tests offered by Quest Diagnostics, pay for the test on site at the 98.40â location, and immediately schedule an appointment for test specimens to be collected from their home or office anywhere in Delhi NCR, irrespective of which 98.4 centre they have purchased it from.

    All specimens are collected by expert phlebotomists from Quest Diagnostics. Among the tests available will be routine tests like Thyroid, Lipid panels to specialized tests like Genetic testing, Maternal Serum Screens, Advanced testing for infectious diseases, Cancer etc.

    “98.40â customers can now experience the convenience of ordering routine and advanced pathology tests from a world class laboratory while making their medicine purchases at the nearest 98.40â location.” said Mr. Gautam Thadani, Director, 98.40â. “Ease of ordering, convenience of home collection of samples, world class pathology testing, and access to specialized testing shall make the offering a definite hit with the most valued 98.40â customers. 98.40â customers can expect more such world class offerings, setting new standards in pharmacy retailing”, Mr. Thadani added.

    The service has initially been made available at all twelve 98.40â retail locations in Gurgaon. The companies expect to expand the availability of the service to all 23 of the 98.40â locations in Delhi and NCR by November this year.

    “When it comes to health, patients demand uncompromising trust and reliability of their test reports, so that proper treatment can be administered. As the world leader in pathology services, Quest Diagnostics is known for its commitment to provide accurate diagnosis with a wide array of innovative tests. Joining hands with 98.40 Pharmacy is testimony to our promise of expanding access to our services and on making it more convenient for patients to obtain high quality pathology testing,” said Dr. Sumit Dutta, Vice President and General Manager, Quest Diagnostics India.

    Quest Diagnostics performs testing on behalf of more than 500,000 patients each day with more than 150 million patient encounters each year.  Quest Diagnostics provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff, which includes more than 900 physicians and Ph.Ds. The company is a leader in the use of advanced technology solutions to improve patient care.