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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 China. 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.


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.

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Need to get tested?

In partnership with Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York, Enzo is now providing COVID-19 testing at 10 Executive Blvd, Farmingdale NY.

The drive through facility provides accessible testing, helps the local community improve surveillance, and reduces pressure on the regional hospital system. The drive-through system also helps protect healthcare workers from direct exposure to coronavirus and allows us to get more people tested quickly.

5 Steps to Getting Tested at our DriveThrough Facility

 

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with someone with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or have traveled to a high-risk area, contact your doctor and local health department immediately. You will need a prescription from your doctor to receive the test at this location. Your doctor can fax the prescription directly to Enzo Clinical Labs at (631) 918-5755.

 
 
 

Call (800) 550-3033 to schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing. You will be assigned a drive-up appointment time over the phone.

 
 
 

Bring your driver’s license, insurance card and your prescription (unless it has been faxed to us by your doctor) and drive to 10 Executive Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

When you arrive at the site, signs and staff will direct your car.

Keep your windows closed and remain in your car for instruction.

 
 

Our staff will direct you to the collection area. Your identification will be checked and matched with the information provided over the phone. A healthcare professional with protective gear will collect a sample using a nasal swab. Once the swab is complete, you can drive away (no need to wait for any additional information).

 

 
 


Your specimen will be processed at Enzo Clinical Labs. You will receive your results directly from your healthcare provider.

Your results will be available within 5 days.

 
 

Special instructions for Enzo Patient Service Centers and STAT Labs

At this time, Enzo does not collect specimens for the coronavirus (COVID-19) test at the Patient Service Centers or STAT Labs. The specimen should be collected at the healthcare facility where the patient was seen and the test was ordered. The specimen should be sent to Enzo using standard procedures

FAQs

What is Coronavirus Disease 2019?

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

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

Does Enzo provide testing for COVID-19?

Yes. Your doctor will send a sample directly to our labs. You cannot go to an Enzo patient service center or STAT lab for testing.

How does the test work?

The test is similar to a flu test. It requires a nasal or throat swab.

How can I get tested for COVID-19?

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.

Where can I get tested?

Please contact your doctor. We recently opened a drive-through facility in Farmingdale, NY. In order to be tested, your doctor will need to provide you with a prescription for the COVID-19 test. You can then call Enzo at 1.800.550.3033 to make an appointment.

Can I go to a Patient Service Center or STAT Lab to be tested?

No. You will need to visit your doctor. Your doctor will collect a sample (for example, nose or throat swab) and send to Enzo for testing.

Is it safe to go to a Patient Service Center or STAT Lab not related to COVID-19?

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

How can I protect myself?

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