OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches Multiplex COVID-19 and Influenza A/B Test

New offering identifies COVID-19 and Influenza infections with a single sample ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., October 20, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), is now accepting specimens for a new multiplex COVID-19 and influenza test for use by healthcare providers, clinics and health systems throughout the United States, to aid in the […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for New York City Schools

Through New York City, BioReference will be testing students, teachers and staff in nearly 1,000 NYC public schools ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., October 9, 2020 — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced the beginning of its COVID-19 testing program for New York City schools throughout the 2020-2021 school year to help ensure a safer school […]

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Every October, we are surrounded by a sea of pink to inspire hope and raise awareness of breast cancer. The month is dedicated to educating the public about breast cancer early detection, causes, prevention, treatment, support services and more. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American […]

Get Educated and Get Screened During Prostate Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the risks of prostate cancer and encourage men to take control of their prostate health by getting their regular screenings. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in American men, second only to skin cancer. In 2020, the American Cancer […]

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 […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Announces New York City Schools COVID-19 Testing Program

The COVID-19 testing program will test principals, teachers and staff in preparation for a safer back-to-school environment ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., September 2, 2020 — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today began testing New York City principals, teachers and other staff for COVID-19, across the five boroughs, in preparation for a safer back-to-school environment. Through a […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches Best-in-Class Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Assay

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., September 2, 2020 — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), along with its specialty oncology division, GenPath, today announced the launch of OnkoSight AdvancedTM, a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay that enables revolutionary deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mutational profiling of tumor samples. OnkoSight AdvancedNGS testing provides targeted gene content that is aligned with the latest […]

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 […]