Covid Blood Test
Antibody tests for COVID19 are now available. We are recommending patients use one of the handful of FDA-endorsed tests, as opposed to the 100+ unauthorized tests that some practices in NYC are unfortunately trying to push on to their patients.
Schedule a tele-visit to consult an Atrium provider and get a script for the test. You can bring the script directly to a Quest or LabCorp location near you and get tested. Starting May 4th, we will also be accepting appointments for serological testing in-house at our midtown location.
Serological tests measure the amount of antibodies or proteins present in the blood when the body is responding to a specific infection, like COVID-19. In other words, the test detects the body’s immune response to the infection caused by the virus rather than detecting the virus itself.
The antibody test can determine if someone has been infected and recovered, whereas a molecular test – a “PCR” test that usually uses a nose or throat swab – shows whether that person was infected with the virus at the time the test was taken.