Category Archives: News

New York expands rapid testing capabilities for economic reopening

News 10 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State is continuing to expand its rapid testing capabilities in an effort to safely reopen parts of the economy. “We really want to help those who are asymptomatic, feel that sense of normal life,” says Meghan Ziobro, the General Manager of Consumer Diagnostics for BioReference Laboratories. BioReference […]

BioReference Labs will test MLB players, employees all season

NJ BIZ BioReference Laboratories Inc. in Elmwood Park entered into a COVID-19 testing agreement for players and staff, stadium employees and league staff for the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Under the agreement announced April 1, BioReference will provide on-site rapid PCR COVID-19 testing to all 30 MLB teams, leveraging Mesa Biotech’s Accula System. Testing begins on April 1, which […]

Vaccines alone won’t end Covid. Biden’s new testing strategy could help finish the job.

Politico The administration wants to shift focus from diagnosing people who suspect they’re infected to regularly screening millions of Americans at school or work. The Biden administration is trying to transform the United States’ Covid-19 testing system — shifting focus from diagnosing people who suspect they’re infected to regularly screening millions of Americans at school […]

GeneDx Expands Its Genetic Tests to Adult Forms of Ataxias

 Friedreich’s Ataxia News GeneDx has expanded its list of genetic tests to include the analysis of expansion repeats that underlie adult-onset ataxias, including Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), spinocerebellar ataxia, and other forms of inherited ataxias. With this expansion, GeneDx — a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, part of the OPKO Health company — is now offering affordable genetic tests for […]

Identify Rare Genetic Diseases with GeneDx

DNA Weekly GeneDx, Inc. is a global leader in genetic and genomic testing, providing expertise and personalized support that enables patients and healthcare providers to answer important questions and make informed health decisions. In this interview, Executive Vice President Sean Hofherr discusses how GeneDx utilizes the latest advancements in sequencing technology to identify genetic findings that may be linked […]

State fares poorly on Covid safety in nationwide Wallethub study

Crain’s New York Business – Health Pulse Plus: Oscar launches IPO that could be worth $1.1B AdvantageCare opens Flushing gastroenterology office BioReference, New York Forward partner to offer more rapid tests In assessing Covid-19 vaccination, testing, hospitalization, death and transmission rates, New York came in 49th out of all the states and Washington, D.C., according […]

Covid-19 Tests Take Priority as New York City Arenas Seek Normalcy

Wall Street Journal Barclays Center, Madison Square Garden to welcome back fans this week—under capacity limits and as long as the spectators test negative When fans head to the Barclays Center on Tuesday, they will be entering a space where everyone around them, from NBA players to security guards, has tested negative for Covid-19. It […]

The Lab Powering Pandemic Sports

Axios BioReference Laboratories, Inc. has been a key cog in the sports-amid-a-pandemic machine, providing tailor-made, COVID-19 testing solutions for most major American sports leagues. What to know: Founded in 1981 and owned by parent company OPKO Health, BioReference is one of the largest full-service, specialty laboratories in the U.S., averaging 50-60,000 PCR tests per day. The […]

BioReference Laboratories Capitalizes on Increasing Demand for Rapid POC SARS-CoV-2 Tests

360Dx NEW YORK – On Opko’s conference call to discuss its fourth quarter earnings results, subsidiary BioReference Laboratories emphasized the demand it has seen for rapid point-of-care tests for SARS-CoV-2 as the pandemic rages on.  BioReference Executive Chairman Jon Cohen said on the call that the laboratory has performed 100,000 rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests to date, adding that […]