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Celebrating Women’s History Month

By CristinaProduct Launch LeadTest Development and Integration, GeneDx In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I would like to share the profile of a scientist who has inspired me recently. Someone that represents the value that women – women of color and women in STEM – contribute to society despite the innumerable […]

This Valentine’s Day: Be Wise, Prevent STIs

Sexually transmitted infections affect people of all ages and backgrounds with about 20 million new cases in the U.S. each year. Condom Awareness Month presents a great time to get tested with your partner before the Valentine’s Day weekend and to choose to use some form of protection to avoid infection as recommended by the […]

How The NFL Pulled Off a Safe Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in the Middle of a Pandemic

Billboard Completing the 2020-2021 NFL season in the midst of a pandemic was already a herculean task. But putting on a traditional Super Bowl halftime show inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, as COVID-19 continues to rage across the nation seemed like a bridge too far after a year when live performance and […]

OPKO Health’s GeneDx Adds Repeat Expansion Analysis Genetic Tests for Diagnosis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Friedreich Ataxia, and Other Common Forms of Hereditary Ataxia

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 26, 2021 — GeneDx, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today launched several new genetic tests, including repeat expansion analysis for spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Friedreich ataxia, and other common forms of hereditary ataxias. With these additions, GeneDx has created a comprehensive and affordable offering that covers the […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Team-up with the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League to Provide Players and Staff with COVID-19 Testing

BioReference executes COVID-19 testing program for NBA and NHL for 2020-21 seasons, as well as U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Soccer Teams, Winter X Games and NBA G League ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., January 26, 2021 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced COVID-19 testing agreements for players and officials, as well […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Introduces Scarlet Health™, an In-Home Diagnostic Service to Expand Digital Health Access

Scarlet brings diagnostic service to patients’ homes, offices and other preferred locations, delivering an on-demand, safe and convenient diagnostic experience for patients and healthcare providers ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., January 13, 2021 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today introduced Scarlet Health™, an in-home, fully integrated digital platform providing access to on-demand diagnostic […]

Seahawks COVID-19 Testers Chosen As Honorary 12 Flag Raisers For Wild Card Weekend

Seahawks The “Seahawks Swab Team” is a big reason why the 2020 season was even possible, and they’re being honored for their extremely dedicated work testing players and staff day in and day out at the VMAC. All season long, the honor of raising the 12 Flag has gone to people and organizations who have […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder that the most important thing you can do to prevent cervical cancer is to start screening at the age of 21.  The American Cancer Society estimated that about 13,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer would be diagnosed and about 4,290 women would die in the […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Reports Results of the Largest COVID-19 Public School Testing Program Nationwide

Nearly 210,000 New York City students, teachers, principals and staff were tested by BioReference with a positivity rate of 0.47% ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., (January 4, 2021) – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced the results of COVID-19 molecular PCR tests for public schools throughout New York City’s boroughs, with a positivity rate of […]

Buffalo Bills and OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Initiate the First Large Scale, Mandatory COVID-19 Fan Testing Program

The Bills leverage testing capabilities from NFL testing provider, BioReference, to initiate fan testing program ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., December 31, 2020 – Buffalo Bills, 2020 AFC East Division Champions, and BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced they will be performing fan testing for the AFC Divisional Wild Card playoff game at […]