Quest Diagnostics has completed its previously announced acquisition of select assets of Northern Light Laboratory, which is the outreach laboratory services business of Northern Light Health, a large integrated healthcare system in Maine.
The collaboration between the two parties is expected to enable physicians and patients throughout Maine to benefit from access to Quest Diagnostics’ test menu, network of patient access sites throughout the state, broad health plan coverage, and lower out-of-pocket costs for many services.
Quest Diagnostics’ laboratory in Marlborough, Mass. will provide the majority of advanced and routine clinical testing services for physicians and patients previously served by Northern Light Laboratory, the company says.
In addition, Quest now provides professional laboratory management services for nine of Northern Light Health’s hospital laboratories, along with its cancer center laboratory at Northern Light Cancer Care in Brewer, Maine.
Quest Diagnostics says it provides a complete portfolio of services to empower health systems and hospitals to improve the quality, innovation and insights of their diagnostic laboratory services, elevate the patient experience, and lower costs for more accessible care. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, according to the company.
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.