NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest announced today a definitive agreement to sell its HemoCue business to Danaher's Radiometer Medical for about $300 million.

Separately, Fitch Ratings affirmed Quest Diagnostics' Issuer Default Rating at BBB+ after the close of the market on Friday.

Based in Cypress, Calif., HemoCue develops hemoglobin, glucose, and other point-of-care testing systems.

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