Rapid COVID Test

We are following NY state guidelines related to recent travel.- https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

If you are coming back from an International destination you must present a negative test taken within 3 days of leaving your destination and quarantine for 3 days before being able to test out on the 4th day or later. (US territories are considered Domestic travel)

REMINDER: If you are high risk or symptomatic, you will be subject to a virtual appointment and we encourage you to book an appointment for COVID Testing to rule out COVID-19 (need to return to work or school, want to visit relatives but want to rule out to have COVID as an asymptomatic carrier, need for travel).

*If you have been fully vaccinated (2+ weeks from 2nd dose, or the single Johnson & Johnson dose then the travel guidelines do not apply and you can be seen in the office at any point.

Note: Medical Offices of Manhattan does not test or treat anyone under 18 years of age; This includes all COVID Tests.

Please note – we have been provided feedback that for certain travel a PCR test result is required within 72 hours. The PCR swab that we send to the lab comes back in 1-3 business days and also now have a rapid PCR with results in one hour! Please check any travel requirements prior to scheduling to avoid any confusion.

 

2/23- As the New York metro area starts to open up safely, and people begin to plan to attend various live events like sports and concerts, in most cases a PCR covid test is required within 72 hours. Currently, our turnaround time on these tests is 1-3 days from the lab and we also have a rapid PCR with results within 1 hour.

A new mandate from the New York State Department of Health requires screening all patients for COVID-19 prior to colonoscopy/endoscopy or other elective medical procedures. In order to provide the safest environment for all of our patients, Manhattan Cardiology is expanding COVID-19 testing capability to offer rapid antigen testing for the novel coronavirus. In a time when testing laboratories are dealing with a backlog of COVID tests causing patients to wait days for delayed results, the FDA-approved nasal swabs will return a positive or negative test result in only 15 minutes.

What Can You Expect From A Rapid COVID Test?

The rapid COVID test is administered at the point of care nasal swab by one of our medical assistants or primary care providers. The rapid antigen test can return results showing whether the patient is infected with acute COVID-19 in just 15 minutes, as opposed to the 3-5 day estimated wait for most nasal swab tests.

About The Sofia SARS Antigen FIA

Manhattan Cardiology uses the Sofia SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) for the rapid COVID-19 test. This is a state-of-the-art technology to detect nucleocapsid proteins indicating the presence of SARS-CoV-2. This quick, simple, and easy-to-use test provide objective results for the utmost possible accuracy.

What Can I Learn From A COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test?

The rapid COVID test reveals only whether the COVID-19 virus is currently present. It does not test whether or not the patient has previously been infected by COVID-19, or whether any other viruses are currently present. The test does not react to the presence of any other seasonal coronaviruses.

Are There Other Related Treatments To A Treatment?

Besides the rapid COVID test Manhattan Cardiology also currently offers nasal swab testing for COVID-19 as well as antibody testing to determine whether you have been infected with the coronavirus in the past. We have instituted all procedural changes recommended by the CDC to ensure that all of our patients’ safety is protected in every way possible when they come into our offices for appointments while the pandemic is ongoing. Visit our website to learn more about the COVID-related safety measures we have put in place.

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COVID-19 Patient Safety


Patient safety is our utmost priority at Manhattan Cardiology. Our staff has exercised diligent efforts to maximize safety measures to make sure you feel comfortable and welcome while visiting us.

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