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 […]

First US trial cruise returns to PortMiami after testing COVID safety protocols

Channel 7 News Miami Broadcast video MIAMI (WSVN) – After a two-night trip, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas has returned to port. The cruise ship returned to PortMiami early Tuesday morning after setting sail with around 600 vaccinated volunteer employees. The employees acted as passengers so Royal Caribbean could test COVID-19 safety protocols. Some of […]

“Striving to Find That Answer”: At BioReference and GeneDx, Lab Professionals Put Their Hearts Into All That They Do

ALCA Blog and Video Delivering answers for patients isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. For Katie Aoyama, the Assistant Director of the Technology, Transfer and Validation Department at GeneDx, a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. and OPKO Health Company, each day offers an opportunity to rethink what it means to put patients first and […]

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 […]

BioReference Laboratories Announces First COVID-19 Testing Program for Cruise Industry

MIAMI, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced a COVID-19 testing program for U.S. based crew and guests who cruise with Royal Caribbean Group, helping provide a safe environment for travelers. Under the agreement, unvaccinated guests will be required to undergo rapid, point-of-care PCR COVID-19 prior to embarking. These guests will […]