By Turna Ray

Quest's decision
to purchase Celera fits with its overall strategy to expand its molecular diagnostics offerings, but while the smaller firm will add to Quest's biomarker discovery capabilities and cardiovascular disease testing pipeline, private payors are still not reimbursing for a large share of Celera's products, which may impact how quickly Quest can see a return on its investment.

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