Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Composition of Certain Financial Statement Captions - Changes in Goodwill (Detail)

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Composition of Certain Financial Statement Captions - Changes in Goodwill (Detail) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance $ 704,603 $ 743,348
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 (35,884)
Foreign exchange and other 12,496 (2,861)
Ending balance 717,099 704,603
BioReference Laboratories, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Ending balance 401,800  
Pharmaceutical | CURNA    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 4,827 4,827
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 4,827 4,827
Pharmaceutical | EirGen Pharma Limited    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 78,358 81,139
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 10,868 (2,781)
Ending balance 89,226 78,358
Pharmaceutical | FineTech    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 11,698 11,698
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 11,698 11,698
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Biologics    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 139,784 139,784
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 139,784 139,784
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Chile    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 4,785 4,517
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 418 268
Ending balance 5,203 4,785
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Health Europe    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 6,936 7,191
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 962 (255)
Ending balance 7,898 6,936
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Renal    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 2,069 2,069
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 2,069 2,069
Pharmaceutical | Transition Therapeutics, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 3,360 0
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 3,453
Foreign exchange and other 248 (93)
Ending balance 3,608 3,360
Diagnostics | BioReference Laboratories, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 401,821 441,158
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 (39,337)
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 401,821 401,821
Diagnostics | OPKO Diagnostics    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 17,977 17,977
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance 17,977 17,977
Diagnostics | OPKO Lab    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 32,988 32,988
Purchase Accounting Adj 0 0
Foreign exchange and other 0 0
Ending balance $ 32,988 $ 32,988