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BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective Women’s Health Hidden Herstory

BioDiversity and Inclusion

As part of Women’s History Month, Jewell shares her perspective on the mothers of modern gynecology, her family’s history, and the demand for change in women’s rights through our BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective series By Jewell, Specimen Processing Department The “Mothers of Modern Gynecology”[i] are omitted from medical textbooks. There are no beautiful Black busts […]

BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective – What St. Patrick’s Day Means To Me

BioDiversity and Inclusion

Embracing her Irish roots, Nuala celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by sharing her family story and childhood memories through our BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective series By Nuala, Logistics Department As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I hear chatter from colleagues concerning the joys of Irish soda bread and the marvels of Guinness stout. For me, personally, these […]

Many in New York Can Now Get COVID Tests Sent To Home ‘Like Uber’ Read More: Many in New York Can Now Get COVID Tests Sent To Home ‘Like Uber’

Hudson Valley Post A new partnership is bringing at-home COVID tests directly to your home. Officials say it’s as easy as ordering “an Uber.” According to the CDC, COVID-19 cases in Hudson Valley rose by 25 percent in the last week. COVID hospitalizations across New York topped 12,000 on Monday for the first time since […]

Access Test Results Through CommonHealth

Pregnant women obtains test results on phone

Exciting news for Android users. We previously shared that Apple users can access test results through Apple Health. Now, Android users can do the same through the CommonHealth mobile application. BioReference Laboratories now supports access to test results through CommonHealth on Android devices. This new offering makes it easy to centralize your health records from […]

Your couch is the new waiting room

In-Home Medical Appointment

The world of healthcare is always evolving, especially when it comes to digital health. Today, consumers want more options for staying on top of their health, and with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have a strong need for more on-demand options. Life has changed in many ways over the last year with a […]

COVID-19 Testing Update: Delta Variant

Young Girl COVID

As you have probably seen in the news, genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notable variants are the B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.351 (Beta), P.1 (Gamma) and B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants, which seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants and may lead to more […]

SMA Awareness Month and the Importance of Carrier Screening

SMA Awareness Month Couple

This month, we are striving to bring awareness to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a serious inherited condition caused by changes in the SMN1 gene, which controls motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem. Symptoms can begin prior to six months of age, in childhood, or, more rarely, in adulthood. In the most common form […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Pandemic

STIs During the Pandemic Blog

Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Pandemic Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have been told to stay home and remain socially distant to stay healthy. While stay at home orders and quarantine offered protection from COVID-19, they came at a cost to routine health and wellness visits including STI testing. A study published in […]

BioReference Attends White House Coronavirus Task Force

ACLA Statement on COVID-19 Testing STATEMENT FROM ACLA PRESIDENT JULIE KHANI: “We appreciated the opportunity to meet with Vice President Pence and members of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force this afternoon on the critical issues related to testing capacity. As an industry, clinical labs have taken steps to meet the growing demand for national […]