NEW YORK (360Dx) – Quest Diagnostics' decision to move to a new cholesterol calculation method will give physicians more accurate readings of "bad cholesterol" when treating high risk patients, the company said.

Quest announced its decision last month to move to the new nonfasting cholesterol test, which relies on a new calculation method that replaces the Friedewald equation, the standard cholesterol test in laboratories in the US since 1972.

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