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Scientist measuring solution

1950-1960

Industry


- Chemical structure of DNA discovered

LabCorp


- Biomedical Laboratories founded
  in Burlington, North Carolina

1970-1974

Industry


DNA strand - First regional Tay-Sachs
  screening program implemented

LabCorp


- First scientific specialist joins LabCorp

1975-1979

Industry


- NIH sets age 35 and above as
  "advanced maternal age" where
  amniocentesis should be offered

LabCorp


- Chromosome analysis begins
Scientist at testing equipment

1980-1984

Industry


- First case of AIDS reported in US
- Polymerase chain reaction technology
  developed

LabCorp


- AFP screening offered
- HIV testing begins
- Hoffman-La Roche and Biomedical
  Reference Labs consolidate to
  form Roche Biomedical
Scientist using pipette

1985-1989

Industry


- Human genome sequence effort launched

LabCorp


- Center for Molecular Biology & Pathology
  (CMBP) for molecular-based lab services started

1990-1994

Industry


Scientist at microscope - ID of genes involved in development of cancers
- ID of genes associated with disorders
  such as Fragile X

LabCorp


- Roche Biomedical and National Health
  Laboratories merge to form Laboratory
  Corporation of America
- Oncology testing program launched
- Molecular oncology, molecular genetic testing
  introduced
- Clinical trials in molecular testing procedures
  in infectious diseases and oncology performed
- Mitochondrial DNA testing for forensic ID
  introduced

1995-1999

Industry


- FDA approves Amplicor HIV-Viral Load Kit
- FDA approves targeted immunotherapy for breast cancer, Herceptin
- ACOG recognizes 3 marker screenings as standard of care

LabCorp


- Genetic Design purchased
- Hepatitis C genotyping introduced
- HIV GeneChip technology for HIV genotype studies;
  genotyping and phenotyping and correlation database introduced
- Partnership with Virco
- Automated PCR testing introduced

2000-2004

Industry


- Human genome sequenced
- ACOG publishes cystic fibrosis testing recommendations

LabCorp


- National Genetics Institute, ViroMed Laboratories and
  Dianon Systems acquired
- Genosure introduced
- Expansion of molecular testing menu

2005-2011

LabCorp


- LabCorp acquires: Esoterix, Inc., USLabs,
  Litholink Corp., Tandem Laboratories, Monogram BioSciences,
  Genzyme Genetics
and Orchid Cellmark, Inc.

2012

LabCorp


- LabCorp new brand names include: Cellmark Forensics,
  Integrated Genetics
and Integrated Oncology

LabCorp Today

Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is a pioneer in commercializing new diagnostic technologies and the first in its industry to embrace genomic testing. With annual revenues of $5.8 billion in 2013, over 34,000 employees worldwide, and more than 220,000 clients, LabCorp offers more than 4,000 tests ranging from routine blood analyses to reproductive genetics to companion diagnostics. LabCorp furthers its scientific expertise and innovative clinical testing technology through its Specialty Testing Group, which includes physicians, government agencies, managed care organizations, hospitals, clinical labs, and pharmaceutical companies.

Four test tubes. Team standing outside.

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