Covid-19 Testing

True Health Primary Care is offering walk-in COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, predominantly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Swab Testing for COVID-19 Diagnostic tests checks samples from your respiratory system (such as swabs of the inside of the nose) to tell you if you currently have an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you should take protective steps and possible treatment. Our healthcare providers can guide you
  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected, but remain at risk for infection in the future if you come in contact with someone carrying the virus.

Serological Testing (Antibody) for COVID-19:

Antibody blood tests also called serologic tests, check your blood by looking for antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections.

If you test positive:

  • A positive test result shows you have antibodies that likely resulted from infection with SARS-CoV-2, or possibly a related coronavirus.
  • If you have no symptoms, you likely do not have an active infection and no additional follow-up is needed.
  • It’s possible you might test positive for antibodies and you might not have or have ever had symptoms of COVID-19. This is known as having an asymptomatic infection, or infection without symptoms.

If you test negative:

  • If you test negative for COVID-19 antibodies, you probably did not have a previous infection that has gotten better. However, you could have a current infection. It’s possible you could still get sick if you have been exposed to the virus recently since antibodies don’t show up for 1 to 3 weeks after infection. This means you could still spread the virus.
  • Some people may take even longer to develop antibodies, and some people may not develop antibodies.

 

True Health Primary Care & Walk-in Clinics  – East Islip Location

45 E Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730

True Health Primary Care & Walk-in Clinics – Farmingville Location

465 Blue Point Road
Farmingville, NY 11738