COVID-19 Testing for Children
If you are concerned that your child has COVID-19, NYU Langone doctors can provide diagnostic testing, including a rapid antigen test.
We offer rapid COVID-19 testing, also known as antigen testing, for symptomatic children at certain NYU Langone pediatric care locations. With this option, your child can be tested quickly in the comfort and safety of a pediatrician’s office. This test is performed by using a nasal swab, and results are generally available within 20 minutes.
Symptomatic infants and children of all ages may receive this test. COVID-19 symptoms in children include fever or chills, cough, congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, and nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please contact your child’s pediatrician to determine if an in-office visit for rapid COVID-19 antigen testing is recommended. Because COVID-19 has many of the same symptoms as the flu, your child’s doctor may also recommend rapid flu testing.
Pediatric Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing Locations
Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing is available by appointment only for new and existing pediatric patients at the following NYU Langone locations.
NYU Langone at Trinity
111 Broadway, Second Floor
Testing hours: Fridays, 8:00AM–4:00PM
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge
6740 Fourth Avenue
Testing hours: ages 5 years and older, Tuesdays, 1:00PM–5:00PM
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success
2001 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success
Testing hours: ages 1 year and older, Fridays, 8:00AM–4:00PM
NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group
180 East Pulaski Road, Suite E1-100, Huntington
Testing hours: Tuesdays, 9:00AM–4:30PM
NYU Langone Pediatric Associates—Garden City
1000 Franklin Avenue, Suite 100, Garden City
Testing hours: Thursdays, 8:00AM–4:00PM
COVID-19 Testing for Children Without Symptoms
Children who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 but are at risk of infection due to possible exposure can receive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing. To schedule a PCR test, contact your child’s pediatrician, who can order the test through your child’s NYU Langone Health MyChart account. Results are available within one to two business days.