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 […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches COVID-19 Employer Solution

BioReference provides employers with flexible program options for employee screening ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 13, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today launched the BioReference Employer Solution, a COVID-19 screening program that assists employers’ decisions about return-to-work policies. Test results play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19 by identifying […]

Detroit coronavirus update: Retailers to get instructions on reopening | Fairgrounds testing expands for seniors

Crain’s Detroit Business Retailers in the city of Detroit could get “detailed plans” next week for how they can reopen safely amid the coronavirus crisis, Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday. Michigan is in the third phase, or “flattening” phase, of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s six-phase reopening plan. Duggan said he expects the fourth phase, “improving,” to start […]

BioReference Laboratories to Provide Lab Services to Westchester Medical Center Health Network

360dx NEW YORK – Opko Health’s BioReference Laboratories announced Wednesday it has entered an agreement with the Westchester Medical Center Health Network to provide laboratory administrative services, operations, reference testing, and outpatient lab services.  The 10-hospital health system, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, performs more than 7 million lab tests every year, and under the […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories and Westchester Medical Center Health Network Enter Into Strategic Laboratory Collaboration to Deliver Operational and Diagnostic Services

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 13, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced a strategic collaboration with the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, to provide full laboratory administrative services, laboratory operations, reference testing and outpatient laboratory services. WMCHealth has 10 hospitals […]

How many people need to be tested, traced before NJ moves closer to reopening?

USA Today New Jersey aims to double its COVID-19 testing capacity to close to 20,000 people a day by the end of May as officials weigh the decision to relax monthslong restrictions and reopen the economy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday. The state also plans to recruit at least 1,000 more contact tracers and pay them to track the movements […]

Covid-19 Antibody Tests Are Easy to Get But It’s Not Clear What They’re Telling Us

Bloomberg There’s no hard evidence that antibodies to the virus that causes Covid-19 provide immunity Covid-19 antibody tests are suddenly everywhere. A West Palm Beach spa that normally offers Botox and collagen treatments touts tests on Instagram. A New York City urgent-care chain emails patients that the tests are available, though “not 100% accurate.” A chiropractic clinic in […]

Celebrating Women’s Health

It’s National Women’s Health Week, the annual event in which millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make health a priority and build positive health habits for life. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, now is more fitting than ever to consider […]

COVID-19 testing problems started early, U.S. still playing from behind

Modern Healthcare NEW YORK – Four months since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the U.S., the demand for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus still far outpaces the supply, even as test developers scramble to increase their testing capacity and new types of tests make their way into the market. Despite assurances early on […]