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Most people think of food, family or pilgrims when they hear the word, Thanksgiving. Yet, Thanksgiving is defined as a public acknowledgement or celebration of divine goodness. Quest Diagnostics actively supports charitable organizations in the communities where we live, work and serve. And, in the spirit of the holiday season, I thought I would express my gratitude for being a part of this caring team.

We’re more than just the nation’s leading laboratory. And our dedication to the health and well-being of clients goes beyond our screening services. Since 2001, the Quest Diagnostics Foundation has actively supported health-related charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society. And together with QuestCares, our employee volunteer program, Quest Diagnostics has helped charities through fundraising efforts and by donating our time. In keeping with our goal of advancing diagnostic insights and innovation, we give special priority to funding programs and projects that promote the early detection and prevention of diseases or provide research for curing diseases.

At Quest Diagnostics, we care about our clients as well as our own employees. We provide a service called Blueprint for Wellness where a biometric screening and other unique services are used to empower measurable health improvement, improved productivity and lower health care costs for our clients and employees.

Just last week, I wrote about our Signature Quest campaign where we provided a monetary donation to drug prevention and awareness programs by attending events around the country and collecting signatures. I’m grateful that the company I work for cares about the health and safety of our clients and our community. These are just a few examples of how we’re there when you need us.

For more information about drug testing, visit our website.

As a new employee at Quest Diagnostics, there’s hardly a day that goes by that I don’t learn something new about the world of drug testing. Like some of you, I have a lot to learn about the industry. During my first year of employment, I’m going to write this weekly column highlighting drug testing procedures, products and processes as I discover them. To learn more about my journey, you can read my introductory post.