OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Partners with Hospitals Nationwide to Provide Prioritized Testing to Inpatients with Suspected Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced that it will continue to prioritize COVID-19 testing for hospital inpatients and critically ill patients around the country. “Our goal is to maintain the current 24 hour turnaround time for these patients,” said Jon R. Cohen, M.D., Executive Chairman of […]

COVID-19: A Global Pandemic

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a virus of global health significance caused by infection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. How is it Transmitted? According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is […]

U.S. Finally Ramps Up Virus Testing, But Demand Still Outpaces Supply

Bloomberg Law Nearly a week after submitting tests for Covid-19, a medical practice in North Carolina was still waiting for the results. New York City health-care facilities were told to only test people who are already hospitalized. A clinic in Oakland, California, has been conserving scarce supplies and turned away symptomatic patients who just a week earlier would […]

I work at a coronavirus drive-thru testing site in New York. Here’s what a 12-hour shift looks like

CNBC As a phlebotomist at Northwell Health, a New York-based non-profit healthcare provider, my job is to draw blood from people, ensuring that the right amount is taken and that everything is properly labeled. Like everyone else in this field, I’m comfortable around blood, needles and test tubes. But recently, I had to be OK with something […]

Some coronavirus test results in the US can take up to a week

CNN Demand for coronavirus tests at some US commercial labs continues to exceed capacity, even as millions of tests have become available. Test turnaround times range from 24 hours to a week or more, according to labs contacted by CNN. Quest Diagnostics: One of the largest US clinical laboratories said current turnaround time for coronavirus tests is on average four to five days, from the time of specimen pickup to the time results are delivered, though some results may not be provided for about a week.  “Although we are rapidly expanding testing capacity, […]

More testing is available for COVID-19, but getting results can take days or more

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Opko Health subsidiary partners with City of Miami on coronavirus testing

South Florida Business Journal BioReference Laboratories has added Miami to the list of regions where it is providing coronavirus testing and analysis. The company, a subsidiary of Miami-based Opko Health (Nasdaq: OPK), will partner with the city on an appointment-only drive-thru testing site, in addition to accepting specimens from existing testing sites in the area to […]

Detroit expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing — by appointment only

Crain’s Detroit Business The city of Detroit has signed a contract with a New Jersey-based laboratory company to conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing by appointment only for city residents. BioReference Laboratories Inc. said Monday that it also will provide testing for first responders in the city at yet-unspecified locations. “The impact that expanded testing will have […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories and City of Miami Provide Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

BioReference will offer COVID-19 testing for public drive-through facilities for Miami residents and Larkin Community Hospital ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., March 24, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced a collaboration with the City of Miami to provide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. BioReference will provide COVID-19 testing at drive-through locations […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories and City of Detroit Provide Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

BioReference will offer COVID-19 testing for public drive-through facilities for Detroit residents ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced a collaboration with the City of Detroit to provide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. BioReference will provide COVID-19 testing at drive-through locations for Detroit residents by appointment. “The impact that expanded testing will […]