How To Succeed When You’ve Never Done The Job Before

Forbes Leading the third-largest COVID testing lab in the United States amid a pandemic, was not something Dr. Jon Cohen learned how to do in medical school. His career in healthcare administration and politics didn’t fully prepare him for this experience either. As Executive Chairman of BioReference Lab, Cohen had to apply a critical skill […]

Labs Struggled With Surge in Covid-Testing Demand; How One Made It Through

Wall Street Journal BioReference Labs shut down temporarily in July in a controversial move that helped it win new business and prepare for the coming flu season Technicians processed incoming Covid-19 tests at BioReference Laboratories in Elmwood Park, N.J. ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.—In early July, as coronavirus surged across the U.S., one of the nation’s biggest laboratories involved […]

Media Alert: Update on NFL COVID-19 Testing

“On August 22, BioReference Laboratories reported an elevated number of positive COVID-19 PCR test results for NFL players and personnel at multiple clubs. The NFL immediately took necessary actions to ensure the safety of the players and personnel. Our investigation indicated that these were most likely false positive results, caused by an isolated contamination during […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Expands Contract With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to Include All Plans and Products

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., August 18, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories Inc., an OPKO Health Company, is pleased to announce it is now in-network with all Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) products, including its Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Medicaid lines of business. The contract includes BioReference’s subsidiary GeneDx, Inc., a full service genetics […]

OPKO Health’s GeneDx Enters into Agreement with Pediatrix Medical Group to Offer Neonatal Genomic Services

GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 12, 2020 – GeneDx, Inc., a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), the global leader in neonatal and pediatric genetic testing, announced the entrance into an agreement with Pediatrix Medical Group (“Pediatrix”), the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialty physician services, to offer state-of-the-art, […]

School is Back in Session

After most schools were cancelled early last spring due to COVID-19, back to school season may be a little different this year. As you round up the notebooks and sharpen the pencils, and get the kids back to their regular classrooms, schedules and teachers, it’s also time to think about regular immunizations. Vaccination throughout childhood […]

NBA extends community testing program as part of 2019-20 Season Restart in Orlando

NBA NEW YORK – The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans […]

Rite Aid Opens New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Michigan and Ohio

Rite Aid CAMP HILL, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) continues to expand its no-charge COVID-19 testing service with the addition of six drive-through locations opening on July 30 in Michigan and Ohio, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like Rite Aid’s existing drive-through testing sites, […]