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COVID-19
Testing NYC

Swab-based FDA authorized RT-qPCR to detect active coronavirus infection.
FDA- Authorized Antibody Testing with IgG/IgM.
Testing can be done in-office or at your home.
Results in 24-48 hours via a patient portal.
Discounts available for multiple people/tests.
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COVID-19 Test

One of the biggest challenges we are facing here in New York City – the epicenter of the COVID 19 pandemic – is a severe shortage of test kits and the supplies needed to perform the tests.

Fast, accurate, and accessible testing is crucial to help stop the spread of disease since many who have been exposed can display no symptoms. It is also vital in helping those New Yorkers who are most at risk to remain safe.

To inquire about testing options or to schedule your test

Types of COVID-19 Tests Available

Swab-based FDA authorized RT-qPCR to detect active infection.

We are offering oral-pharyngeal swabs opposed to nasal swabs due to improved comfort and ease of the procedure and more accurate results. When done nasally, oftentimes an inadequate sampling is obtained due to discomfort, affecting the accuracy of the results. Oral swabs are quick with minimal discomfort and maximum sampling for the lab to analyze.

COVID-19 testing can be done in our medical office or in the comfort and safety of your home to detect active infection.  We provide a results report in 24-48 hours via an online patient portal.

For in-office testing, only one person is allowed in the waiting area at a time. Professional cleaning is performed between every patient. Rather than visiting an urgent care or busy testing center, Alinea Medical offers a clean and private environment.

If in-home testing is requested, professional care is taken to protect you, your loved ones and our staff with the use of PPE (mask/gloves/gown) and medical hand washing.

Our doctors and staff are highly trained on the most effective COVID-19 testing and sanitization methods available today.

Testing Costs

In Office: $249 with insurance/$349 no insurance

In Home: $299 with insurance/ $399 no insurance

Insurance will be checked at time of scheduling.

Call to inquire about family testing discounts.

FDA-Authorized Antibody Testing with IgG/IgM

Antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to exposure to a virus. Antibody testing can not be used to diagnose an active infection; however, it can be useful to identify past exposure and potential immunity.  It can also be combined with the RT-qPCR oral-pharyngeal swab to more accurately detect active infection.

This test requires a blood sampling.  A small amount of blood would be drawn from a vein.  Dr. Mahmoud offers numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable.

The blood draw can be done either in-office or in the comfort of your home.  Results report in 24-48 hours via a patient portal

If in-office, care is taken to ensure one person in the waiting area at a time with cleaning between patients. Rather than visiting an urgent care or busy testing center, come relax in a clean and private environment.

If in-home, care is taken to protect you, your loved ones, and our staff with the use of PPE and proper hand washing.

Testing Costs

In Office: $249 with insurance/$349 no insurance

In Home: $299 with insurance/ $399 no insurance

Insurance will be checked at time of scheduling.

Call to inquire about family testing discounts.

Who Should Get Tested?

FAQ’s

What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others causing illness in animals. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses cross the species and infect people, spreading from person to person through close contact.“Coronavirus Disease 2019” (referred to widely as COVID-19, or coronavirus) is such a virus. It’s a respiratory disease caused by the “SARS-CoV2” virus. It was found to originate in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally and as of March 11 has been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic.

How is COVID-19 transmitted?

COVID-19 spreads through close social contact. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, droplets containing the virus are propelled into the air, landing on surfaces and objects. It’s possible to be exposed to the virus simply by breathing in these droplets or by touching the eyes, nose, or mouth after coming into contact with infected surfaces.

Who is at risk of contracting COVID-19?

Anyone who comes into contact with the virus is at risk of becoming ill with Coronavirus Disease. It’s possible to be a carrier of the virus and never exhibit any symptoms. Most people who contract COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. Severe cases are more likely to occur in older adults (above 60 years of age), pregnant women, those with a compromised immune system, and underlying health issues (such as lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, cancer, transplant, and AIDS). Although it’s rare, serious disease can also occur in younger adults and children.

What are the symptoms?

COVID’19 symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. The most common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Shortness of breath
Is there a treatment for COVID-19?

At this time treatment focuses on managing symptoms and preventing further infection through self-isolation and social distancing. Many patients with COVID-19 will not require medical attention as their symptoms are mild. In fact, most patients recover within two weeks without treatment. Hospitalization may be necessary for severe symptoms.

How do I know if I need to go to the hospital?

Your healthcare provider can help you determine if staying home or going to the hospital is best for you. This decision will be made on an individual basis, taking into account your medical history and severity of your symptoms. If staying at home is determined to be the most suitable course of action for you, your health provider may recommend over-the-counter medications, proper rest, hydration and eating a balanced diet. At this time, there is no vaccine or antiviral drugs approved by the FDA to prevent or treat patients with COVID-19.

I was around someone who has symptoms. Should I get tested?

We recommend getting tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of having close contact with someone who also has symptoms or later tested positive for COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being 6 feet apart from that person for a prolonged period of time or having direct contact with fluids, such as cough or sneeze droplets.

I was around someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Should I get tested?

You should get tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of having close contact with someone with COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being 6 feet apart from that person for a prolonged period of time or having direct contact with fluids, such as cough or sneeze droplets.

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