BioReference Laboratories Announces Readiness for COVID-19 Testing if the Omicron COVID-19 Variant Emerges in The U.S.

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., November 29, 2021 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), announced COVID-19 testing preparedness for the Omicron Variant. BioReference’s PCR diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 are based on recognizing specific RNA target genes that are common to all coronaviruses. To date, the diagnostic targets have not changed with the novel […]

4 Outdoor Activities for Fall and Winter During COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outdoor activities are still safer to take part in than indoor activities due to COVID-19.1 Though, with chilly weather settling in in many regions, this may mean changing some of our go-to adventures. Luckily, fall and winter bring a host of new opportunities to enjoy […]

Discussing Hereditary Cancer with Family this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving brings the beginning of the winter holiday season – a time for connection and celebration. As family gathers around the table to give thanks, a toast to health is often in order. This year, take the opportunity to touch base with your loved ones about important familial health matters like cancer screening for hereditary […]

COVID-19 Testing for Sports Fans

BioReference has been providing COVID-19 testing for sports fans since early 2021 when the Buffalo Bills hosted the Wild Card game in January. It was the first time fans had been welcomed in the stadium since the pandemic began, and testing was mandatory in order to attend. Since then, BioReference has provided countless COVID-19 fan […]

Jami Kaliebe, VP Scarlet Health® Delivery, Speaks at HITLAB Symposium

In late October, Jami Kaliebe, Vice President, Delivery for Scarlet Health® at BioReference Laboratories, Inc., was invited to be a speaker at one of HITLAB’s Digital Health symposiums. HITLAB is an organization that aims to disrupt and improve health technology – artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, machine learning, and big data – and the delivery of […]

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Allergies vs. Cold | Comparing Cases

As the weather cools and the leaves continue to change, it’s time again to start preparing for cold and flu season. However, with COVID-19 still a pressing issue, and winter allergies emerging, it can often be tough to decipher between illnesses when you feel like you might be coming down with something. Here, we’re breaking […]

Red Wings offer in-arena testing for Canadian fans crossing the border

WXYZ Even before the Detroit Red Wings took the ice, the excitement was evident. That’s because for the first time since the pandemic began, fans from Canada were back in Hockeytown. DETROIT (WXYZ) — Even before the Detroit Red Wings took the ice, the excitement was evident. That’s because for the first time since the […]

How Is Diabetes Diagnosed? | Understanding Diabetes Testing

According to a 2020 CDC study, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, with another 88 million adults having prediabetes, but some may not know they have it. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and to bring awareness to this disease, we’re breaking down the top things you need to know about diabetes and how this condition […]