HLTH Interview: BioReference’s COVID-19 Response

As the entire world is feeling the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are thankful for the healthcare community, especially to those on the frontlines. On May 15, Dr. Jon Cohen, BioReference’s Executive Chairman spoke with HLTH, a large-scale forum for collaboration across senior leaders from established payers, providers, employers, pharma, startups, and investors, as […]

Allergens are in the Air

Coughing. Sneezing. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Scratchy throat. All common signs that allergy season is in full bloom. In severe cases, allergic reactions can also include rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and a peak time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others […]

MagnaCare and BioReference Laboratories Bring COVID-19 Antibody Testing to New York Labor Groups

Collaboration supports return-to-work planning for key workforce groups NEW YORK (May 18, 2020) – MagnaCare today announced a collaboration with BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), to bring COVID-19 antibody testing to their Labor clients in the New York metropolitan area. Through this collaboration with BioReference, MagnaCare will offer on-site antibody blood […]

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 […]

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 […]