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, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance $ 743,348 $ 224,292
Purchase accounting adjustments (35,884) 524,531
Foreign exchange (2,861) (5,475)
Ending balance 704,603 743,348
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Purchase accounting adjustments (39,300)  
Ending balance 401,821  
Pharmaceutical | CURNA    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 4,827 4,827
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 4,827 4,827
Pharmaceutical | EirGen Pharma Limited    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 81,139 0
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 83,373
Foreign exchange (2,781) (2,234)
Ending balance 78,358 81,139
Pharmaceutical | FineTech    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 11,698 11,698
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 11,698 11,698
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Biologics    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 139,784 139,784
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 139,784 139,784
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Chile    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 4,517 5,283
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 268 (766)
Ending balance 4,785 4,517
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Health Europe    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 7,191 8,013
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange (255) (822)
Ending balance 6,936 7,191
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Mexico    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 0 100
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 (100)
Ending balance 0 0
Pharmaceutical | OPKO Renal    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 2,069 2,069
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 2,069 2,069
Pharmaceutical | SciVac    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 0 1,553
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 (1,553)
Ending balance 0 0
Pharmaceutical | Transition Therapeutics, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 0 0
Purchase accounting adjustments 3,453 0
Foreign exchange (93) 0
Ending balance 3,360 0
Diagnostics | Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 441,158 0
Purchase accounting adjustments (39,337) 441,158
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 401,821 441,158
Diagnostics | OPKO Diagnostics    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 17,977 17,977
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance 17,977 17,977
Diagnostics | OPKO Lab    
Goodwill [Roll Forward]    
Beginning balance 32,988 32,988
Purchase accounting adjustments 0 0
Foreign exchange 0 0
Ending balance $ 32,988 $ 32,988