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COVID-19 test
 

We offer both Molecular and Antibody Tests

 

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.

Test Name: AMPIPROBE® SARS-CoV-2 RNA RT PCR

Test code: 9902

 
 

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 qualitative assessment of anti COVID-19 antibodies to IgG in blood samples.

Test Name: SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab ELISA

Test code: 9905

 
 

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.

 

Molecular Test Fact Sheet for Providers

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 at the doctor’s practice and sent to Enzo using standard procedures.

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

 

Collecting Samples Yourself?

We are also accepting tests collected in your office.

Click to download the collection guidelines
 

Important Information for Healthcare Providers

  • Enzo is accepting samples for COVID-19 testing, both molecular (swab) and serology (antibody) testing.
  • Physicians and other healthcare providers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas can order COVID-19 tests, which either directly detects the presence of the virus or the antibodies and is meant for use with patients who meet current guidance for evaluation of infection with COVID-19 according to the CDC.
  • Providers may refer patients to our Patient Service Centers or STAT labs only for the serological (antibody) tests. Samples can be collected at the physician practice (molecular and serological tests) or at our Patient Service Centers (serological test only). Physician needs to provide a prescription.
  • Enzo will provide test services for specimens collected in appropriate healthcare settings, such as physicians’ offices and hospitals, or those specimens collected through Patient Service Centers.
  • Providers should review the CDC website or contact their public health authority for information to guide their patient management and lab testing for COVID-19.

FAQs

Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formally known as 2019-nCoV) is the name for the respiratory disease 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

Molecular Test

Test Name: AMPIPROBE® SARS-CoV-2 RNA RT PCR
Test code: 9902

Serological Test

Test Name: SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab ELISA
Test code: 9905

The molecular test is a qualitative molecular test that uses PCR technology to confirm if patient currently has an infection with SARS-CoV-2.

 

Molecular Test Fact Sheet for Providers

The antibody test is a qualitative assessment of anti COVID-19 antibodies to IgG in blood samples using ELISA-based technology. It identifies the presence of antibodies, indicating recent or prior infection. It is not intended to diagnose or exclude recent SARS-CoV-2 infection.

We expect results to be available 1-3 days from the time of specimen pickup; however, timing may be impacted by high demand.

Yes. Enzo does collect specimens from patients at Patient Service Centers or STAT Labs for serology (antibody) testing only, not for molecular (swab) testing. For molecular testing, please send nasopharyngeal (NP) samples directly to Enzo Clinical Labs.

Yes. Specimens collected at physicians’ offices, clinics or hospitals will be processed as normal regardless of COVID-19 diagnoses.