Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Employee Benefit Plans (Details)

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Employee Benefit Plans (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
OPKO Health Savings and Retirement Plan      
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Maximum annual contributions per employee, percent of compensation 100.00%    
Employer matching contribution, percent of employee contribution 100.00%    
Company's matching discretion on employee contributions to the Plan 4.00%    
Employer discretionary contribution amount $ 700 $ 800 $ 600
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan      
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Maximum annual contributions per employee, percent of compensation 60.00%    
Employer matching contribution, percent of employee contribution 100.00%    
Company's matching discretion on employee contributions to the Plan 3.00%    
Employer discretionary contribution amount $ 1,800    
Maximum annual company match per employee $ 1    
GeneDx, Inc. 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan      
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Maximum annual contributions per employee, percent of compensation 100.00%    
Employer discretionary contribution amount $ 1,000    
First Tier | GeneDx, Inc. 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan      
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Employer matching contribution, percent of employee contribution 100.00%    
Company's matching discretion on employee contributions to the Plan 3.00%    
Second Tier | GeneDx, Inc. 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan      
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Employer matching contribution, percent of employee contribution 50.00%    
Company's matching discretion on employee contributions to the Plan 2.00%