Covid-19 Antibody Tests Are Easy to Get But It’s Not Clear What They’re Telling Us

Bloomberg There’s no hard evidence that antibodies to the virus that causes Covid-19 provide immunity Covid-19 antibody tests are suddenly everywhere. A West Palm Beach spa that normally offers Botox and collagen treatments touts tests on Instagram. A New York City urgent-care chain emails patients that the tests are available, though “not 100% accurate.” A chiropractic clinic in […]

Celebrating Women’s Health

It’s National Women’s Health Week, the annual event in which millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make health a priority and build positive health habits for life. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, now is more fitting than ever to consider […]

BRIEF-OPKO Health’s Bioreference Laboratories Launches Covid-19 Antibody Screening For New York City Residents

Reuters * OPKO HEALTH’S BIOREFERENCE LABORATORIES LAUNCHES COVID-19 ANTIBODY SCREENING FOR NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS * BIOREFERENCE LABORATORIES – TESTING WILL INITIALLY BE PERFORMED FOR 140,000 RESIDENTS AT FIVE LOCATIONS * BIOREFERENCE LABORATORIES – COVID-19 TEST RESULTS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE WITHIN 1-3 DAYS, ON AVERAGE Click here for original post on Reuters

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches COVID-19 Antibody Screening for New York City Residents

In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, BioReference is expanding access to COVID-19 antibody testing ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 8, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced the launch of COVID-19 antibody screening available to New York City residents in partnership with New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (NYC Health […]

Amidst reports of COVID-19 test shortages, some labs operating below capacity

Modern Healthcare Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., the country has struggled with a lack of nucleic acids tests to diagnose the virus. Recently, though, a number of labs, including the country’s largest reference labs have said that not only are they able to fulfill all current PCR test requests, but that they […]

Mayor de Blasio Launches Citywide Antibody Survey

NYC Press Office  Appointment-only antibody testing will be offered in Morrisania, East New York, Upper Manhattan, Concord, and Long Island City beginning next week  NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced expanded antibody testing for New Yorkers. Through a partnership with BioReference labs, the City will conduct its own antibody survey at community testing sites in the five boroughs […]