Quest Diagnostics, a Madison, New Jersey-based medical laboratory services company, announced a data breach affecting 34,000 individuals. The breach occurred November 26, according to Quest Diagnostic’s December 12 statement.
The breach occurred when an unauthorized third-party accessed the MyQuest by Care360® application, a mobile app that allows patients to share and store electronic health records. The unauthorized third-party was able to access protected health information stored by the app, including:
- Dates of birth
- Lab results
- Telephone numbers
Financial information and Social Security numbers were not affected by the breach.
The investigation is ongoing and steps have been taken to address the vulnerability, Quest Diagnostics said. Affected individuals contact Quest Diagnostics at (888) 320-9970 for more information.