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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 […]

How Do COVID-19 Rapid Tests Work and How Accurate Are They?

COVID-19 Testing remains an important tool to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, even as a vaccine rollout continues. One of the best options for quickly determining if you have the virus is taking a Rapid Test. Using a sample obtained from your nasal cavity, a Rapid Test can offer a result in about […]

Detroit Pistons’ COVID testers reflect on successful season of keeping players safe

Testers gifted custom jerseys, suites for final game  Click on Detroit DETROIT – There was a group of people who played a fundamental role in the Detroit Pistons’ season — but they didn’t do any scoring or rebounding. Instead, they made sure the 17 players could safely play despite the COVID pandemic. The group of COVID testers said […]

Different Types of COVID-19 Tests: Antigen vs. Antibody vs. Molecular

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard about the importance of testing and how it can help slow the spread of the virus. From antigen to molecular to antibody, there are different types of COVID-19 tests out there, which can potentially cause some confusion. Which test – if any – is necessary for you, especially considering […]

COVID-19 Test After Vaccine: Do I Really Need One?

With multiple vaccines now available to protect adults and some minors against COVID-19, we’re closer than ever to bringing an end to this global pandemic. Being fully vaccinated doesn’t mean you no longer need to test for the coronavirus, though. Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend immunized people still take […]

Acting FAST to Save from Strokes

Did you know – Nearly 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States and about 1 in every 6 deaths from cardiovascular disease was due to stroke, according to the CDC.* May is American Stroke Awareness Month, a time to time to learn about the signs of stroke, the risks of stroke, and stroke […]

Labs Preparing for Increase in POC, Home Testing Post-Pandemic

360Dx NEW YORK – COVID-19 has driven an uptick in healthcare delivery approaches like telemedicine and point-of-care, home, and direct-to-consumer testing, a shift that some observers believe could continue to accelerate even after the pandemic is over. Click here for full post on 360Dx website