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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

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 and/or certain Patient Service Center locations.


COVID-19 Molecular Test (Swab)

The specimen can be collected directly at your doctor’s office.

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.


Special instructions for Enzo Patient Service Centers

At this time, Enzo does NOT collect molecular specimens (nasal swabs) at our Patient Service Centers (PSC). The specimen should 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. We cannot perform molecular testing at our Patient Service Centers.

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

You cannot visit a Patient Service Center or STAT Lab for molecular testing. You will need to visit your doctor. Your doctor will collect a sample (for example, nose or throat swab) and send to Enzo Clinical Labs for testing.


For antibody testing 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