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OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Recognition of National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th

May 16, 2014

ADVISORY, May 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR), a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point of care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions, including HCV and HIV, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of National Hepatitis Testing Day.  

OraSure Technologies' OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test is the only FDA approved rapid hepatitis C test in the U.S. It is used in the U.S. and around the would to diagnose people at risk for hepatitis C, a disease that affects over 5 million people in the U.S., and up to 160 million people globally.

In honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day, alongside key healthcare leaders and advocates in the fight against hepatitis, Douglas Michels, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Spair, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & BroadwayBroadcast Studio

When:

Monday, May 19, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET        

OraSure Technologies Contact:

Jennifer Moritz

Zer0 to 5ive for OraSure Technologies

(917) 748-4006

jmoritz@0to5.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna

(646) 441-5310

Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

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About OraSure Technologies, Inc.(Nasdaq:OSUR):

OraSure Technologies is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of point of care diagnostic and collection devices and other technologies designed to detect or diagnose critical medical conditions. Its innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and HCV at the point of care and testing solutions tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. The Company sells the OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test, the first and only rapid HIV test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for sale to the consumer over-the-counter market in the U.S. In addition, the Company is a leading provider of oral fluid sample collection, stabilization and preparation products for molecular diagnostic applications. OraSure's portfolio of products is sold globally to various clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, research and academic institutions, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities. The Company's products enable healthcare providers to deliver critical information to patients, empowering them to make decisions to improve and protect their health.

For more information on OraSure Technologies, please visit www.orasure.com.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

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