COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test

Get SAME-DAY results! / NO referral needed! / For ages 5 and up only

*This test will determine if you have an ACTIVE  COVID infection, NOT if you have been infected in the past (antibody test)*

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Step-By-Step Booking Instructions

- Click button above to go to scheduling page

- Press "Continue" for the COVID-19 Test

- Click on the date you wish to schedule your test

- Select an available appointment time that works for you!

- Press "Continue"

- Enter required patient and payment information to reserve your appointment

- You will receive a confirmation email with further directions and instructions

- Arrive promptly for your appointment, get tested, and get same-day results!

***Our COVID-19 test will require patients to self-administer the swab to collect the specimen, for the safety of our patients and staff.***

Location

Where is the testing site?

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More information about the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test

Please see more information about the COVID-19 test we offer below!

FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Our COVID-19 tests are designated with FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority allows FDA to help strengthen the nation's public health protections against threats by facilitating the availability and use of Medical Countermeasures (MCMs) needed during public health emergencies. Valid COVID-19 tests are required to have either FDA approval, or at least FDA EUA classifications to be used. 

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Same-day Results!

You will receive the results same-day. The test requires about 15 minutes to process, and then you'll get your results after the pharmacy documents the test appropriately.

Tarrytown Pharmacy utilizes a RAPID point-of-care test, which means that results are MUCH quicker to receive back.

The specimen is collected and tested at the "point-of-care" which means that it does not need to be shipped to a laboratory to be processed. The specimen is able to be analyzed at Tarrytown Pharmacy, and results will be received extremely quickly.

CLIA-Waived Test

Our COVID-19 tests are CLIA-wavied tests approved for point-of-care use in pharmacies.

CLIA stands for "Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988" and required stringent standards for certain types of human specimen tests for health assessment or the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease. 

CLIA-waived tests include tests cleared by the FDA for home use and those approved for waiver under the CLIA criteria. Although CLIA requires that waived tests must be simple and have a low risk for erroneous results, this does not mean that waived tests are completely error-proof. To decrease the risk of erroneous results, the test needs to be performed correctly, by trained personnel  (Tarrytown Pharmacists).

Antigen and Antibody Tests. What's The Difference?

Watch this CDC video to learn more about the different types of COVID-19 Tests available!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: How much does the test cost? - The price is $130 per test

Q2: Can you bill my insurance? No, medical and prescription insurances do not pay for patients getting COVID rapid tests at the pharmacy. Be sure to call your insurance and tell them you want pharmacies to be able to bill your insurance!  This is an out-of-pocket test at this time.

Q3: How long will it take to get the results? You will receive the results same-day. The test requires about 15 minutes to process, and then you'll get your results after the pharmacy documents the test appropriately.

Q4: Will I be able to get a prescription after the test? No, this test is just to determine if you have the COVID-19 virus or not. We will be able to recommend OTC products, but not provide prescriptions.

Q5: Who is administering the test? For the protection of our customers and staff, we require customers to swab themselves to get the sample. The process is very easy and painless, only needing to swab the inside of the nostril for 5 seconds on each side.

Q6: How will my results be sent to me? We will send your results via a secure patient portal, which you used to schedule the appointment. If your result is positive, you will also receive a call from one of Tarrytown Pharmacy's pharmacists.

Q7: What type of COVID-19 test are you using? We provide the rapid ANTIGEN COVID-19 test, which detects active virus to indicate if you have an ACTIVE infection.

Q8: What ages do you offer the test for? We currently offer the test for patients ages 12 and over. We are working on being able to offer the test on younger patients, and will notify customers when available for younger patients. 

Q9: What is the accuracy of the COVID-19 rapid antigen test? The manufacturer of the test we use lists the specificity of the test as 100%, and the sensitivity as 80%.

Q10: Will a negative test result be acceptable for travel purposes? Guidelines and requirements for travel change frequently and are always evolving. We highly recommend that you check,  with your desired destination for guidance, BEFORE your trip and booking a testing appointment, if a certain type of test is required. Sometimes they will require a molecular (PCR) test, which is different than the antigen test we offer.