Antibody Testing

What does the COVID-19 antibody test/survey consist of?

The COVID-19 antibody test is a blood test to find antibodies — proteins in your blood that fight infections. The test is taken through a finger prick or blood draw. A positive test for antibodies is not necessarily an indication of immunity.

Who can participate?

You should get an antibody test if you:

  • DON'T have COVID-19 symptoms
  • HAVEN'T been sick in the last two weeks
  • HAVEN'T tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks

The benefits

You'll know if you had COVID-19 and help develop research for vaccines and other ways to fight the virus.

Where can I get tested?

Free antibody testing is available by appointment through a partnership with BioReference Laboratories in each of the five boroughs, and on a walk-in basis at the 11 acute care facilities of NYC Health + Hospitals and at the following Gotham Community Health Center sites.

Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis
545 East 142nd Street
Bronx, NY 10454
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Morrisania
1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Brooklyn

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland
100 North Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Ida G. Israel Community Health Center
2925 W 19th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214
M-F: 8 am - 4 pm; Sat: 8 am - 4 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Jonathan Williams Houses
333 Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm; Sat-Sun: 9 am - 3:30 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York
2094 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Manhattan

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002
M-F: 8 am - 3:30 pm; Sat-Sun: 8:30 am - 4 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Dyckman
175 Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10034
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Sydenham
264 W 118 Street
New York, NY 10026
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Woodside
50-53 Newtown Road
Woodside, NY 11377
M-F: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Staten Island

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Vanderbilt
165 Vanderbilt Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304
M-F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

How long do results take?

Results take about 24 hours for antibody testing at NYC Health + Hospitals and the Gotham Community Health Center sites.

Do I need insurance?

No, antibody testing is free at NYC Health + Hospitals acute care facilities, Gotham Community Health Center sites, and through the BioReference Laboratories partnership.

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