Category Archives: Blog

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals – April 18-24

It is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – the annual celebration of pathologists and the medical laboratory professionals who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. These past 14 months, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, laboratory professionals around the world have been working extremely hard and deserve special recognition. At BioReference […]

Check Please: Testicular Cancer Awareness

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month! This year, an estimated 9,470 men in the United States will be diagnosed with testicular cancer. About 1 out of 250 males will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime.1 Knowledge is Power Increasing the awareness of testicular health and testicular cancer is a critical step in the […]

COVID-19: Do You Have the Antibodies?

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and vaccines become more readily available to the general population, you may be left wondering whether or not you carry the antibodies. But what are antibodies? How are antibody tests used? Are you immune? What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins produced during the body’s immune response to infection. If you […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

By CristinaProduct Launch LeadTest Development and Integration, GeneDx In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I would like to share the profile of a scientist who has inspired me recently. Someone that represents the value that women – women of color and women in STEM – contribute to society despite the innumerable […]

Caring for Your Kidneys

March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about kidney disease. What are the kidneys and what do they do? Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage. Kidneys are a filtering system, which filter about 200 quarts of blood each day. They remove […]

A Call to Raise Awareness on Colorectal Cancer

Apart from skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. for both men and women. With well over an estimate of 100,000 new cases for colon, and over 45,000 new cases for rectal cancer.* March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – an opportunity to educate about colon and rectum […]

Celebrating Black History Month by Sharing Employee Perspectives on Clinical Lab Pioneers

BioReference is proud to introduce BioDiversity & Inclusion: myPerspective, featuring inspiring stories contributed by our employees. This month we celebrate Black History Month with a story about Dr. Ernest Everett Just, by Patrick, Sr. Sales Director. Impactful contributions by African-Americans are extremely vast, especially in the field of diagnostic medicine and science. There are several […]

Scarlet Brings Laboratory Specimen Collection Home

There’s no place like home. No, there really isn’t. Especially when it’s become so easy to simply grab your phone or laptop and quickly order dinner, clothing or a movie with just a few simple taps or clicks. On-demand is no longer a luxury; it’s a way of life. And the healthcare industry now has […]

This Valentine’s Day: Be Wise, Prevent STIs

Sexually transmitted infections affect people of all ages and backgrounds with about 20 million new cases in the U.S. each year. Condom Awareness Month presents a great time to get tested with your partner before the Valentine’s Day weekend and to choose to use some form of protection to avoid infection as recommended by the […]

Keeping your Heart Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February is American Heart Month, a time that provides an opportunity to empower you to be more mindful of your heart health, know your cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. Especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know your risk of heart disease. What are the Key Risk Factors […]