We now offer rapid Antigen and PCR testing for COVID-19 and antibody testing at our five clinics in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. All five Premier clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm. Our Manhattan and Bayside clinics are now also open exclusively for COVID-19 testing on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
- There are no out-of-pocket expenses.
- Appointments are required, and same-day appointments are available.
Antigen (Rapid) Test
This test produces results in 15 minutes. Available at all Premier clinics, the rapid antigen test detects fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected through a nasal swab. A positive test shows an active COVID-19 infection.
If additional testing is needed, a PCR test will be conducted, and results will be delivered within 3-5 days.
The PCR test is also administered through a nasal swab and the results are available within 3-5 days. This test detects the presence of the virus’s genetic material to find active COVID-19 infections
Antibody tests detect previous COVID-19 infections. This test looks for antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections. It is administered by drawing blood from a vein in the arm. Antibodies can be found in the blood of someone after infection and show if the person has had an immune response to the infection.
Who should get tested for antibodies?
The antibody test is recommended for anyone who has had gastrointestinal illness, flu-like symptoms, respiratory illness, or fever in the last six months. It is also recommended for people who tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered.
Premier HealthCare staff are tested routinely for COVID-19 to ensure that providers and administrative professionals are healthy, minimizing risk for all.
Testing is available at clinics on Remsen Street in Brooklyn, in Midtown Manhattan, in Bayside, Queens, and on East Tremont Avenue in Bronx. Most insurance is accepted. Call to learn more and book your appointment today.