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New York Announces Mobile Coronavirus Testing and Adds 5K Tests Per Day

“The single most important thing we can do to combat and contain the novel coronavirus is test for it,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo People Magazine As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. […]

BioReference Partners With NY State to Provide Drive-Through SARS-CoV-2 Testing

genomeweb NEW YORK – Opko’s BioReference Laboratories announced Friday it will provide testing for a drive-through facility for SARS-CoV-2 sample collection in partnership with the New York State Department of Health. The drive-through facility is in New Rochelle, New York, which has been the epicenter of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak. The facility started testing Friday […]

New Rochelle gets drive-thru coronavirus testing

New York Post New York’s first coronavirus drive-through testing center opened Friday morning in New Rochelle — the Westchester County town with the highest cluster of COVID-19 cases in the United States. “This is drive-thru testing — something I didn’t hear of last week, but we’re doing this week,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “Drive-through testing means people […]

New York offers drive-through COVID-19 tests to address lag

The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state opened its first drive-through coronavirus testing center Friday in hard-hit New Rochelle, aiming to break a testing bottleneck that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called a crisis. The six-lane testing center will soon handle 500 people a day, with priority given to residents of the New York […]

Coronavirus Response Could Last Six Months or More, Governor Says

Cuomo said Friday during the opening of a New Rochelle drive-thru facility that will test for Covid-19 Crain’s New York Business New York state could be dealing with virus response for six months or more, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday during the opening of a New Rochelle drive-thru facility that will test for Covid-19. “I don’t believe this is […]

South Florida Biotech Company Launches Testing for Coronavirus

South Florida Business Journal BioReference Laboratories, a subsidiary of Miami-based Opko Health (Nasdaq: OPK), has begun accepting specimen from health care providers throughout the U.S. to test whether or not their patients have COVID-19. The lab launched testing Friday, expecting to start with about 1,000 to 2,000 tests a day. BioReference expects to eventually ramp […]

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 […]