The new tests and research build on Athena's leadership in diagnostic information services for rare and esoteric disorders. Athena Diagnostics was the first laboratory company to offer a clinically validated C9 orf72 genetic test to aid in the diagnosis of familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Athena Diagnostics is also a leader in genetic testing services for dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Quest Diagnostics today unveiled a neurology test panel for aiding the detection of secondary causes of dementia. Medical experts at Athena Diagnostics advised Quest's scientists on the panel's concept.
Information about the new panel will also be available at AAN.
About Athena DiagnosticsAthena Diagnostics is a leader in diagnostic testing for neurological diseases and offers innovative tests for Alzheimer's disease, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular and developmental disorders. Athena, a division of Quest Diagnostics, is dedicated to providing neurologists and other physicians and specialists with insights that can improve patient health. Athena provides the most comprehensive test menu and intellectual property portfolio for neurological, endocrine, and renal conditions through more than 400 diagnostic tests. For more information, visit www.athenadiagnostics.com.About Quest DiagnosticsQuest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at www.QuestDiagnostics.com or follow us at Facebook.com/Quest Diagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX. Quest, Quest Diagnostics, Athena Diagnostics and all associated Quest Diagnostics registered or unregistered trademarks are the property of Quest Diagnostics.