UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

In the Matter of

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a corporation,
and
Unilab Corporation, a corporation.

File No. 021 0140

AGREEMENT CONTAINING CONSENT ORDERS

The Federal Trade Commission ("Commission"), having initiated an investigation of the proposed acquisition by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ("Quest Diagnostics") of Unilab Corporation ("Unilab"), and it now appearing that Quest Diagnostics and Unilab, hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Proposed Respondents," are willing to enter into this Agreement Containing Consent Orders ("Consent Agreement") to divest certain assets and providing for other relief:

IT IS HEREBY AGREED by and between Proposed Respondents, by their duly authorized officers and attorneys, and counsel for the Commission that:

1. Respondent Quest Diagnostics is a corporation organized, existing and doing business under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Delaware, with its office and principal place of business located at One Malcolm Avenue, Teterboro, New Jersey, 07608.

2. Respondent Unilab is a corporation organized, existing and doing business under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Delaware, with its office and principal place of business located at 18448 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA, 91356.

3. Proposed Respondents admit all the jurisdictional facts set forth in the draft of Complaint here attached.
 
4. Proposed Respondents waive:
(a) any further procedural steps;

(b) the requirement that the Commission's Order to Maintain Assets and Decision and Order, attached hereto and made a part hereof, contain a statement of findings of fact and conclusions of law;
 
(c) all rights to seek judicial review or to otherwise challenge or contest the validity of the Order to Maintain Assets or the Decision and Order entered pursuant to this Consent Agreement; and
 
(d) any claim under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
 
5. Because there may be interim competitive harm, the Commission may issue its Complaint and an Order to Maintain Assets in this matter at any time after it accepts the Consent Agreement for public comment.

6. Proposed Respondents shall submit an initial compliance report, pursuant to Commission Rule 2.33, 16 C.F.R. 2.33, within ten (10) Business Days of the date this Consent Agreement is signed by the Proposed Respondents, and additional reports every thirty (30) days thereafter until the Decision and Order becomes final or the required divestitures are accomplished and rights granted, whichever is earlier. Such reports shall be signed by the Proposed Respondents and shall set forth in detail the manner in which the Proposed Respondents have complied and will comply with the Order to Maintain Assets and the Decision and Order. Such reports will not become part of the public record unless and until the accompanying Consent Agreement and Decision and Order are accepted by the Commission for public comment.
 
7. This Consent Agreement shall not become part of the public record of the proceeding unless and until it is accepted by the Commission. If this Consent Agreement is accepted by the Commission, it, together with the Complaint contemplated thereby, will be placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days and information in respect thereto publicly released. The Commission thereafter may either withdraw its acceptance of this Consent Agreement and so notify Proposed Respondents, in which event it will take such action as it may consider appropriate, or issue or amend its Complaint (in such form as the circumstances may require) and issue its Decision and Order, in disposition of the proceeding.

8. This Consent Agreement is for settlement purposes only and does not constitute an admission by Proposed Respondents that the law has been violated as alleged in the draft Complaint here attached, or that the facts as alleged in the draft Complaint, other than jurisdictional facts, are true.

9. This Consent Agreement contemplates that, if it is accepted by the Commission, the Commission may (1) issue and serve its Complaint corresponding in form and substance with the draft Complaint here attached, (2) issue and serve its Order to Maintain Assets, and (3) make information public with respect thereto. If such acceptance is not subsequently withdrawn by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of Commission Rule 2.34, 16 C.F.R. 2.34, the Commission may, without further notice to the Proposed Respondents, issue the attached Decision and Order containing an order to divest and providing for other relief in disposition of the proceeding. When final, the Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets shall have the same force and effect and may be altered, modified or set aside in the same manner and within the same time provided by statute for other orders. The Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets shall become final upon service. Delivery of the Complaint, the Decision and Order, and the Order to Maintain Assets to Proposed Respondents by any means specified in Commission Rule 4.4(a), 16 C.F.R. 4.4(a), shall constitute service. Proposed Respondents waive any right they may have to any other manner of service. Proposed Respondents also waive any right they may otherwise have to service of any Appendices incorporated by reference in the Decision and Order, and agree that they are bound to comply with and will comply with the Decision and Order to the same extent as if they had been served with copies of the Appendices, where Proposed Respondents are already in possession of copies of such Appendices. The Complaint may be used in construing the terms of the Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets, and no agreement, understanding, representation, or interpretation not contained in the Decision and Order, the Order to Maintain Assets, or the Consent Agreement may be used to vary or contradict the terms of the Decision and Order or the Order to Maintain Assets.

10. By signing this Consent Agreement, Proposed Respondents represent and warrant that they can comply with the provisions of, and can accomplish the full relief contemplated by, the attached Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets, and that all parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and successors necessary to effectuate the full relief contemplated by this Consent Agreement are parties to the Consent Agreement.

11. Proposed Respondents have read the proposed Complaint, Decision and Order, and Order to Maintain Assets contemplated hereby. Proposed Respondents understand that once the Decision and the Order and Order to Maintain Assets have been issued, they will be required to file one or more compliance reports showing that they have fully complied with the Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets. Proposed Respondents agree to comply with the terms of the Decision and Order and the Order to Maintain Assets, as applicable, from the date they sign this Consent Agreement. Proposed Respondents further understand that they may be liable for civil penalties in the amount provided by law for each violation of the Decision and Order and of the Order to Maintain Assets, as applicable, after they become final.

Signed this _______ day of _______________ , 200___.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

By:

__________________________
Kenneth W. Freeman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
One Malcom Avenue
Teterboro, NJ 07608

__________________________
Michael E. Antalics
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
555 13th Street, N.W.; Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20004-1109
Counsel for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Unilab Corporation

By:

__________________________
Robert E. Whalen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Unilab Corporation
18448 Oxnard St.
Tarzana, CA 91356

__________________________
Michael E. Antalics
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
555 13th Street, N.W.; Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20004-1109
Counsel for Unilab Corporation

Federal Trade Commission

By:

__________________________
Jacqueline K. Mendel
Attorney
Bureau of Competition

APPROVED:

__________________________
Michael G. Cowie
Assistant Director
Bureau of Competition

__________________________
Joseph J. Simons
Director
Bureau of Competition