All tests are performed in our highly complex lab. Results are processed that day of the test. You should receive your results the same day depending what time your test was administered.
✅ Antibody test
The test is a serology test – also called an antibody test helps to detect the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV-2. An antibody is a protein that the body produces in the late stages of infection and may remain for up to months and possibly years after a person has recovered. Detecting these IgG antibodies will help determine if a person was previously infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. To perform this test blood is drawn and sent to Middletown Medicals Lab. It is then processed and results are relatively quick to flow.
✅ Swab test
This test is a test that is prescribed for patients who experience the symptom of COVID19 and or who are under reasonable suspicion that they may have the virus, due to other factors. The test is normally performed by inserting a swab into the nose and up into the back of the nasal cavity. This way the mucus in which the virus in normally found can be taken and processed at a laboratory.
COVID-19 TESTING FAQs
What should I do if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
- The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 14 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Check your local health department’s website for information about options in your area to possibly shorten this quarantine period.
- Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
View our helpful chart below:
Should I get tested for COVID-19?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, contact Middletown Medical today. Information on tests and testing locations can be found below.
How can I get tested for a current infection and what does my test mean?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your Middletown Medical healthcare provider first. Information on tests and testing locations can be found below.
If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone.
If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. You might test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during your illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. This means you could still spread the virus. If you develop symptoms later, you might need another test to determine if you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
How can I get tested for a past infection (antibody test) and what does my test mean?
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available through Middletown Medical’s healthcare providers and laboratories. Contact your healthcare provider today for an appointment. Information on tests and testing locations can be found below.
A positive test result shows you might have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), such as the one that causes the common cold.
Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 might provide some protection from getting infected with the virus again. If it does, we do not know how much protection the antibodies might provide or how long this protection might last. Confirmed and suspected cases of reinfection have been reported, but remain rare.
You should continue to protect yourself and others since you could get infected with the virus again.
If you test negative, you might not have ever had COVID-19. Talk with your healthcare provider about your test result and the type of test you took to understand what your result means.
Regardless of whether you test positive or negative, the results do not confirm whether or not you are able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. Until we know more, continue to take steps to protect yourself and others.
Can someone test negative and later positive on a viral test for COVID-19?
Yes, it is possible. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others.
Covid-19 SWAB Testing Locations
To get COVID-19 testing, you need to have an appointment and/or a prescription from your doctor. To reserve an appointment, please call 845-342-4774.
Middletown Medical’s main COVID-19 testing sites include:
78 Brookside Avenue, Shoprite Plaza
112 Shoprite Plaza, Shop Rite Boulevard
MIDDLETOWN – DRIVE THRU
111 Maltese Drive
(Parking lot behind 2 Edgewater)
4058 State Route 42, Suite 5
(Thompson Square Mall)
47 N Plank Rd
Testing is also available at a number of other Middletown Medical locations. All testing is by appointment only. Patients may call 845-342-4774 for more information, or to make an appointment.
The estimated time for results is 24-36 hours.
To get the latest coming from New York, like the number of positive cases in which areas, visit their dedicated section regarding the Coronavirus.
Our Response to covid-19