Category Archives: News

UnitedHealthcare’s Triple Aim Focus Adding More Value for Lab Services

More affordable procedure costs, shorter wait times, higher quality – everyone wants these things from their health care experience. UnitedHealthcare’s Triple Aim focus – improving health care affordability, outcomes and the patient experience – is now adding more value for lab services.     Consider this.  Laboratory services are often the starting point to any medical procedure. During […]

Preferred Lab Network Expansion

UnitedHealthcare Effective July 1, 2020 the following labs will be a part of our Preferred Lab Network: AmeriPath Inc. BioReference Laboratories, Inc. Invitae Corporation LabCorp & Subsidiaries Mayo Clinic Laboratories* Millennium Health, LLC Quest Diagnostics, Inc. The Preferred Lab Network consists of currently contracted independent, free-standing laboratory care providers that meet our high standards for […]

COVID-19 antibody testing site opens in Doral as Florida cases hit record-breaking high

Fox News Miami (WSVN) MIAMI (WSVN) – A COVID-19 antibody testing site has opened in Doral on the same day the Florida Department of Health reported a record-breaking total of cases for the state. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez addressed the uptick in new reported cases in a video message posted on Thursday. “Now, with the virus spreading […]

Antibody Testing to Start Monday at Site Opening at Miami International Mall

NBC Miami Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Doral Mayor J.C. Bermudez are among those expected to attend Thursday’s grand opening Residents in Miami-Dade County will have a new option when it comes to getting antibody testing during the coronavirus pandemic. BioReference will be testing at the Miami International Mall starting with a grand opening event […]

Is Population-Scale Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Feasible?

360Dx NEW YORK – As the US looks to restart its economy following the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, scientists and policymakers are exploring how communities might return to somewhat more normal work and social lives without sparking a repeat of the recent outbreak. A pair of high-profile groups, one associated with non-profit organization […]

Reef Technology partners with Opko’s BioReference Labs for pop-up antibody testing sites

South Florida Business Journal With its latest partnership, Reef Technology has entered the Covid-19 antibody testing business following expansions of its ghost kitchen and last-mile delivery services. The Miami-based company, formerly ParkJockey, has partnered with BioReference Laboratories to launch pop-up testing sites across the nation, starting at the Miami International Mall. As opposed to testing efforts detecting who is […]

Some back-of-the-envelope math reveals the risk in relying on even the best antibody tests to tell us who’s had the coronavirus

Business Insider Medical tests, like the blood tests that look for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, aren’t perfect. Sometimes, you end up with a false negative: You actually did have the coronavirus and your immune system developed antibodies to the virus, but the test says you don’t have those antibodies. Other times, you end up with […]

New York State to Pay BioReference Labs $150M for Covid-19 Testing

360dx NEW YORK – New York State has agreed to pay BioReference Laboratories $150 million for analyzing Covid-19 diagnostic and antibody tests through July 25, according to a database of state contracts. BioReference, a subsidiary of Miami-based Opko Health, tests the samples collected at 11 drive-through facilities around the state, including in New Rochelle and at Jones Beach State […]