We have testing sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
If you are concerned you may have coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or want to find out if you had the virus, NYU Langone offers diagnostic and antibody testing through our laboratories.
Our doctors are available for in-person appointments. If you have questions about whether an office appointment or video visit is the best option for you, please call your doctor’s office.Learn More About Our Safety Measures
We also provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing for children. This includes a rapid COVID-19 test, also known as an antigen test, that provides results within 20 minutes and is available at NYU Langone pediatric care locations.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms—including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell—you can schedule a video visit with your NYU Langone doctor to discuss your symptoms and receive a COVID-19 diagnostic test. You can also schedule a Virtual Urgent Care visit to have one of our care providers order the test for you.
After you complete your visit, your doctor orders the test, and you can then schedule at one of our testing centers through your NYU Langone Health MyChart account. Our testing centers are located at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, and at select outpatient locations in Queens and Long Island. Please schedule an appointment in order to be tested. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Our labs use real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to diagnose COVID-19. During the test, a clinician uses a nasal swab to take a fluid sample from deep inside your nose. PCR testing detects viral genetic material if it is present in your sample. Results are available within one to two business days in your NYU Langone Health MyChart account, or by calling your doctor’s office.
An antibody test can help determine if you were previously infected with COVID-19 or have produced antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination. The test is conducted by drawing a small amount of blood, which is analyzed for the presence of antibodies—specific proteins made by the immune system in response to an infection or vaccination. An antibody test does not detect the virus itself and is not used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection.
There are many types of antibody tests available, and it is important to know which test should be ordered. These tests look for antibodies to specific virus proteins. If a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine containing the spike (S) protein but has not been infected with the virus, they would have antibodies to only the S protein. If they were infected with the virus, they would have antibodies to the S protein and another called the nucleoprotein, or N. Our laboratory offers tests for antibodies to the S and N proteins.
It is not known at this time if having antibodies means a person is immune to the virus, or for how long they may be immune. Not having antibodies does not mean a person was never infected or exposed to the virus.
To request antibody testing, please contact your doctor’s office or see one of our providers through Virtual Urgent Care. After your doctor orders the test, you can have your blood drawn on-site at your doctor’s office or at one of our labs, which are located at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
Antibody testing is available without an appointment at Tisch Hospital Monday through Friday, from 7:00AM to 7:00PM, and Saturday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. For antibody testing at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, please call 646-987-3527.
At NYU Langone, we use the Abbott Architect antibody test. Test results are available through your NYU Langone Health MyChart account, usually within one to two business days.
The following locations provide diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Testing hours vary by location, and hours may differ on holidays. Please confirm your appointment time with your testing location.
550 First Avenue
Ground Floor Medical Science Building
Due to construction, when you arrive at the medical center, please follow the signs to be directed to our testing center.
Testing hours: Monday through Saturday, 7:00AM–7:00PM
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street
240 East 38th Street
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM–5:00PM
NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Respiratory Screening Center
159 55th Street, First Floor
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM–7:00PM
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Rego Park
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Testing hours: Monday, 9:00AM–2:00PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00AM–1:00PM; Wednesday, 9:00AM–5:00PM; Friday, 9:00AM–12:00PM
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
222 Station Plaza North, Suite 110, Mineola
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM–5:00PM; Saturday, 9:00AM–1:00PM
NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success
1999 Marcus Avenue, Suite 212, Lake Success
Testing hours: Monday and Friday, 7:30AM–3:30PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30AM–12:00PM
NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group
180 Pulaski Road, Suite E1-800, Huntington Station
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Schedule appointments, access your medical records, and more by logging in to the NYU Langone Health App with your MyChart account.
Video visits let you video chat with your care provider from home or wherever is convenient for you.
If you need to see a doctor right away, schedule a Virtual Urgent Care video visit.