Coronavirus USA Updates: CityMD now offering COVID-19 nasal swab and antibody tests

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Coronavirus USA Updates: CityMD now offering COVID-19 nasal swab and antibody tests
Coronavirus USA Updates: CityMD now offering COVID-19 nasal swab and antibody tests

CityMD said it is now able to offer both a COVID-19 test and an antibody test to patients at all its locations.

The New York-based health care company, which runs more than 120 urgent care centers in New York, New Jersey and Washington state, announced Monday that it will be able to conduct nasal swab molecular tests on patients who currently have COVID-19 symptoms as well as those who had symptoms but have since recovered and need a negative test to return to work.

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It will take three to five days to receive results from the molecular test, during which patients must self-quarantine, according to a press release from CityMD.

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Starting Tuesday, CityMD said it will also offer an antibody blood test which will indicate “with high accuracy” if a patient had previously contracted the novel coronavirus, whether or not they experienced symptoms. All patients will receive their antibody test results three to five days after testing, if not sooner, according to the press release.

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