Category Archives: Blog

School is (Almost) Back In-Session

Return To School Safely As we continue through the dog days of summer, many parents, teachers and administrators are shifting gears to back-to-school season, and thinking about what in-person learning may look like amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing students will be key for schools looking to re-open, as many primary and secondary education students are […]

What Is a PCR COVID Test and When Do You Need One?

What is a PCR COVID Test and How Does it Work? A polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test is used to find genetic material from an organism, like the COVID-19 virus. Using a thermal cycler and specific chemicals, the test is the most accurate one we have today to detect the novel coronavirus. Even as […]

Skin Cancer: The Cancer You Can See

Summer in the United States is safely going back to normalcy with the increasing number of COVID-19 vaccinations across the country. Americans are now more comfortable spending some time outside their homes. While enjoying the summer with family and friends, remember to keep yourself, family and friends protected from the harmful effects of the UV […]

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID?

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID? Being exposed to COVID-19 can be a nerve-wracking experience. Not only are you not sure if you’ve caught the novel coronavirus and potentially exposed others, but you’re also wondering what you should do next. Should you simply quarantine for two weeks? Should you […]

Return to Summer Travel, Activities and Celebrations

The time has finally come where COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the country and for the first time in over a year we are able to get together with friends and family, attend big events, and travel. While vaccination rates are continuing to increase, there is also the risk of the new Delta variant […]

BioReference Selected for Renewal in the UnitedHealthcare® Preferred Laboratory Network

BioReference Laboratories Inc., and its subsidiaries and divisions, are pleased to announce they have been selected for renewal in the UnitedHealthcare® Preferred Laboratory Network for the third year, effective July 1, 2021. The UnitedHealthcare Preferred Laboratory Network distinction means UnitedHealthcare members receive more from their laboratory. As participating providers, BioReference its wholly owned subsidiary GeneDx […]

June is Men’s Health Month

BobMarketing Manager, Urology In honor of Men’s Health Month, we took time to speak with Bob, Marketing Manager of Urology, to get his perspective on the importance of Men’s Health and his personal connection to the cause. BioReference: What is Men’s Health Month about? Bob: The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness […]

Going Blue for Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to heightening the awareness of preventable disease and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men, like cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and more. When it comes to screening tests, early detection and prevention, men’s health often takes […]

How is COVID-19 Test Specimen Collected?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of diagnostic testing has been top of mind. Testing can help healthcare providers identify infected patients more quickly, and thus help slow the spread of the virus. But, patients may be left wondering, how is the test specimen collected? Is it painful? What should be expected in the collection […]

How Do COVID-19 Rapid Tests Work and How Accurate Are They?

COVID-19 Testing remains an important tool to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, even as a vaccine rollout continues. One of the best options for quickly determining if you have the virus is taking a Rapid Test. Using a sample obtained from your nasal cavity, a Rapid Test can offer a result in about […]