Note: Medical Offices of Manhattan do 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. Please check any travel requirements prior to scheduling to avoid any confusion.
The latest CDC published that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC claims it will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. The CDC also advises on seeking medical attention when emergency warning signs occur for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
**This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.**
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
The COVID Molecular PCR Test detects the genetic material of the virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This test can also be called a PCR test. A health care worker will collect fluid from a nasal swab. You will be able to see results in three to five days if sent to an outside lab. The FDA approved certain COVID-19 at-home test kits, available only with doctor approval. The sample is then mailed to a lab for testing. We highly recommend consumers against buying unapproved home tests. This may be inaccurate and unsafe.
You should get COVID Molecular PCR Test if you:
The rapid COVID test is administered at the point of care by nasal swab by a medical assistant or primary care provider. The rapid antigen test can return results showing whether the patient is infected with acute COVID-19 the same day, as opposed to the 3-5 day estimated wait for most nasal swab tests.
COVID-19 rapid testing 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.
You should get a Rapid COVID Test if you:
The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that provides qualitative and qualitative detection of IgG antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 in individuals suspected of having COVID-19. After infection, the virus antigen stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that can be detected in the blood.
Combined with the PCR Swab Test (see below), the COVID-19 Antibody Blood Test offers a valuable diagnostic tool in identifying infected patients. According to recent studies, the COVID-19 antibodies are not detectable before 3 days after onset of symptoms or at least 7 to 10 days after infection.
However, antibody tests can detect past infection because virus-specific antibodies can persist in the blood for several weeks/months after the onset of symptoms. Since the exact time of infection is often unknown, combining nasal swab and blood test can improve the accuracy of the COVID-19 diagnosis.
You should get a COVID-19 Antibody Test if you:
Remember, if you have traveled to a designated Covid-19 “hot spot” state in the last 14 days and need COVID testing, we may have to schedule a virtual appointment and allow our providers to advise you on next steps of care before presenting to the office.
A reminder if you are high risk or symptomatic you will be subject to a virtual appointment and we encourage you 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).