Tag Archives: COVID-19 Testing

New York expands rapid testing capabilities for economic reopening

News 10 ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State is continuing to expand its rapid testing capabilities in an effort to safely reopen parts of the economy. “We really want to help those who are asymptomatic, feel that sense of normal life,” says Meghan Ziobro, the General Manager of Consumer Diagnostics for BioReference Laboratories. BioReference […]

BioReference Labs will test MLB players, employees all season

NJ BIZ BioReference Laboratories Inc. in Elmwood Park entered into a COVID-19 testing agreement for players and staff, stadium employees and league staff for the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Under the agreement announced April 1, BioReference will provide on-site rapid PCR COVID-19 testing to all 30 MLB teams, leveraging Mesa Biotech’s Accula System. Testing begins on April 1, which […]

BioReference Laboratories Expands Its Major League Sports Relationships with Addition of Major League Baseball

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., April 1, 2021 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced a COVID-19 testing agreement for players and staff, stadium employees and league staff for the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) season.   Under the agreement with MLB, BioReference will provide on-site rapid PCR point-of-care COVID-19 testing to all […]

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 […]

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 […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches Multiplex COVID-19 and Influenza A/B Test

New offering identifies COVID-19 and Influenza infections with a single sample ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., October 20, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), is now accepting specimens for a new multiplex COVID-19 and influenza test for use by healthcare providers, clinics and health systems throughout the United States, to aid in the […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for New York City Schools

Through New York City, BioReference will be testing students, teachers and staff in nearly 1,000 NYC public schools ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., October 9, 2020 — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today announced the beginning of its COVID-19 testing program for New York City schools throughout the 2020-2021 school year to help ensure a safer school […]

OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Announces New York City Schools COVID-19 Testing Program

The COVID-19 testing program will test principals, teachers and staff in preparation for a safer back-to-school environment ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., September 2, 2020 — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ:OPK), today began testing New York City principals, teachers and other staff for COVID-19, across the five boroughs, in preparation for a safer back-to-school environment. Through a […]

Media Alert: Update on NFL COVID-19 Testing

“On August 22, BioReference Laboratories reported an elevated number of positive COVID-19 PCR test results for NFL players and personnel at multiple clubs. The NFL immediately took necessary actions to ensure the safety of the players and personnel. Our investigation indicated that these were most likely false positive results, caused by an isolated contamination during […]