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COVID-19 test

What is Coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus is a contagious virus that is believed to spread by person-to-person transmission and may have serious health consequences. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in December, 2019. The coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving and the CDC is providing updated information as it is available, as well as useful guidelines. For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Enzo’s priority is the health and safety of our employees, patients, and the communities we serve. We encourage you to periodically check this page for updates.

 

COVID-19 Testing Options

 

Molecular Test (Swab)

Diagnose active SARS-CoV-2 infection

 
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What is the Molecular Test?

Testing requires respiratory samples, such as nasopharyngeal swabs, as SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus.

 
 

What Does the Test Mean?

A molecular test (swab) shows if a person is actively infected with SARS-CoV-2, as the presence of the genetic material (RNA) is detected in respiratory samples.

Antibody Test (Blood)

Detect immune response to SARS-CoV-2 exposure

 
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What is the Antibody Test?

Testing requires a blood sample to measure the levels of antibodies.

 
 

What Does the Test Mean?

An antibody test tells if a person has been exposed to the virus, but does not tell whether an active infection occurred. It detects the presence of antibodies in the blood if a person has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and has developed antibodies. The CDC states it typically takes 1-3 weeks for a patient to develop antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

How Can I Get Tested?

Please get in touch with your doctor. Based on your symptoms he/she will prescribe the right test for you. Depending on the test type, testing can be performed at your doctor’s office, at our pop-up facility, or Patient Service Centers.

 

COVID-19 Molecular Test (Swab)

The specimen can be collected directly at your doctor’s office or at our pop-up facility in Farmingdale, NY.

Molecular Test Fact Sheet for Patients

 

COVID-19 Antibody Test (Blood)

The specimen can be collected directly at a Enzo Patient Service Center, or at your doctor’s office.

Serological Test Fact Sheet for Patients

 

Special instructions for Enzo Patient Service Centers

At this time, Enzo collects molecular specimens (nasal swabs) at our pop-up facility in Farmingdale, NY ONLY. We do not collect samples for molecular testing at our Patient Service Centers. Alternatively, the specimen can be collected by your doctor and sent to Enzo using standard procedures.

 

For the antibody test, you can visit one of our Patient Service Centers.

 

COVID-19 Testing FAQs

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 is the name for the respiratory syndrome caused by infection with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
Yes. We do offer both molecular (swab) and antibody (blood) tests. Please get in touch with your doctor for obtaining a prescription and being tested.
The test is similar to a flu test. It requires a nasal or throat swab. This test is performed by your doctor or by a healthcare professional with protective gear.

The antibody test require some blood to be sampled by a phlebotomist. This test may be performed at your doctor’s office or at one of our Patient Service Centers offering COVID-19 antibody testing.

If you suspect you may have COVID-19, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor will review your symptoms to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed.

For the molecular test, your doctor may do the swabbing directly at his/her office or you can visit our pop-up facility in Farmingdale NY. We do not collect samples for molecular testing at our Patient Service Centers.

For the antibody test only, your doctor may provide you with a prescription. You can visit one of our Patient Service Centers or STAT Lab.

We do not collect samples for molecular testing at our Patient Service Centers.

For the molecular test, your doctor may do the swabbing directly at his/her office or you can visit our pop-up facility in Farmingdale NY.

For the antibody test only, your doctor may provide you with a prescription. You can visit one of our Patient Service Centers or STAT Lab.

Yes. We have rigorous safety procedures in place to protect both our patients and employees. We ask that all patients and employees wear a mask. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken additional measures including frequent disinfecting of surfaces and other state and federal recommendations.

The CDC recommends that you:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect
 

To learn more, visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 testing is generally covered by most insurance carriers if a patient is eligible for such testing but coverage depends on a number of variables including, but not limited to: the specific insurance plan’s coverage, the insurance carrier’s agreement with Enzo, and applicable law and regulation. If the patient is eligible for a COVID-19 test but does not have insurance, Enzo will make the appropriate request to the state and federal programs for payment of the test on the patient’s behalf so long as funds continue to be available from such programs. Usually, COVID-19 testing is fully paid by a patient’s health plan insurance or the government, with no out-of-pocket cost to a patient. A patient may also choose to self-pay for the full cost of the test out-of-pocket. In the event Enzo is unable to obtain payment from insurance or the government or a patient chooses to pay out-of-pocket, the cost to the patient for the PCR test is $100 and the antibody test is $50.