Monday, December 14, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 testing center opening on the Bowery

A COVID-19 rapid-test site is opening in the former Sage Kitchen space at 356 Bowery between Fourth Street and Great Jones ... 
Not many details on the signage, other than "rapid test results in 15 minutes" and "PCR test results in 24-28 hours." For the sake of comparison, CityMD's website lists a 5-7 day wait now the results from a PCR (nasal swab) test.

The Rapid Test Space (proper name?) is "powered by Vaheala," which "combines coronavirus testing, symptom and risk tracking, and contact tracing technologies to drive custom protocols so that employees and employers know who is safe to work onsite and who should stay home."

A business called Rapid Test NYC opened in Little Italy this fall. BoweryBoogie reported that the test costs between $250-$300 there (and potentially offset by certain health-care plans or flex-spending programs).

For anyone interested in more info, here's what the CDC currently says about antigen tests ... and antibody tests.


Anonymous said...

Go to Bellevue (1st Ave and 27th Street) for free PCR testing. Results usually in 24-48 hours.

Anonymous said...

Good to know, thanks. I've tried CityMD (huge lines) and other testing sites are not easy for me to get to. We really need more locations.

Anonymous said...

At home testing is super easy and free. It’s called “Pixel By Labcorp” and you get results within 24-36 hours of taking it