Exhibit 99.1





Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings
358 South Main Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Telephone:  (336) 584-5171
www.labcorp.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:   Stephen Anderson - 336-436-5274
  Investor@labcorp.com


LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA® HOLDINGS
ANNOUNCES 2009 FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS

Revenue Growth Drives Adjusted EPS of $1.16 and
Operating Cash Flow of $224.7 Million

Burlington, NC, February 11, 2010 —
Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) today announced results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.

Fourth Quarter Results
Net earnings were $142.7 million, compared to $118.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. Earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $1.33 compared to $1.08 in 2008. Earnings per diluted share, excluding restructuring and other special charges recorded in both periods (Adjusted EPS) were $1.16, compared to $1.10 in 2008.

Operating income was $215.8 million. Operating income, excluding restructuring and other special charges (Adjusted Operating Income) was $221.9 million, or 19.0% of net sales.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, and excluding a special charge in the prior year, revenues were $1,165.1 million, an increase of 3.4%.  Testing volume, measured by accessions, decreased 0.9% and revenue per accession increased 4.3%. Excluding the special charge and the consolidation of the Company’s Ontario, Canada joint venture, revenue increased 2.8%.  Testing volume decreased by 1.5% and revenue per accession increased 4.3%.  During the quarter, the termination of two large government contracts reduced volume by 1.5%, declines in the Company’s drugs of abuse testing business reduced volume by 0.4% and weather reduced volume by 0.3%.  Excluding these items, volume increased by 0.7% in the quarter. 
 
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The following information was filed by Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) on Thursday, February 11, 2010 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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