About the Authors

Harvey W. Kaufman

Harvey.W.Kaufman@QuestDiagnostics.com

Affiliation Quest Diagnostics, Madison, New Jersey, United States of America

Amy J. Blatt

Affiliation Quest Diagnostics, West Norriton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Xiaohua Huang

Affiliation Quest Diagnostics, West Norriton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mouneer A. Odeh

Affiliation Quest Diagnostics, Madison, New Jersey, United States of America

H. Robert Superko

Affiliations Celera (a Quest Diagnostics company), Alameda, California, United States of America, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors are employees of Quest Diagnostics and Celera (a Quest Diagnostics company.) HW Kaufman, X Huang, MA Odeh, and HR Superko also own stock in the Company. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HWK AJB XH MAO HRS. Analyzed the data: HWK AJB XH MAO HRS. Wrote the paper: HWK AJB XH MAO HRS.