NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Justice said Friday that Quest Diagnostics has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve a lawsuit that the government had filed against Berkeley HeartLab — a company Quest acquired in 2011 — alleging that the firm bribed doctors and patients.

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