Tag Archives: Coronavirus

What Is a PCR COVID Test and When Do You Need One?

What is a PCR COVID Test and How Does it Work? A polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test is used to find genetic material from an organism, like the COVID-19 virus. Using a thermal cycler and specific chemicals, the test is the most accurate one we have today to detect the novel coronavirus. Even as […]

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID?

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID? Being exposed to COVID-19 can be a nerve-wracking experience. Not only are you not sure if you’ve caught the novel coronavirus and potentially exposed others, but you’re also wondering what you should do next. Should you simply quarantine for two weeks? Should you […]

Return to Summer Travel, Activities and Celebrations

The time has finally come where COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the country and for the first time in over a year we are able to get together with friends and family, attend big events, and travel. While vaccination rates are continuing to increase, there is also the risk of the new Delta variant […]

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 […]

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 […]

NBA extends community testing program as part of 2019-20 Season Restart in Orlando

NBA NEW YORK – The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans […]

Rite Aid Opens New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Michigan and Ohio

Rite Aid CAMP HILL, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) continues to expand its no-charge COVID-19 testing service with the addition of six drive-through locations opening on July 30 in Michigan and Ohio, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like Rite Aid’s existing drive-through testing sites, […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches COVID-19 Antibody Screening for New York City Residents

In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, BioReference is expanding access to COVID-19 antibody testing ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 8, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced the launch of COVID-19 antibody screening available to New York City residents in partnership with New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (NYC Health […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories in Partnership with New York State Initiates Testing for COVID-19 Antibodies

BioReference will broaden availability of serological antibody tests to states, hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the United States ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., April 29, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), announced that beginning today it will offer antibody blood tests to detect an immune response after infection with the COVID-19 virus. Antibody testing […]