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Coronavirus testing: where to get a COVID-19 test in Western New York

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Posted at 3:42 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 15:43:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New Yorkers now have several options to be tested for COVID-19, including county and state labs and private labs, pharmacies and hospitals.

We're compiling a list of facilities offering testing in Western New York.

There are two kinds of tests commonly used-- a PCR (nasal swab) test and an antibody (blood) test. The PCR test detects whether the individual is currently sick with COVID-19. The antibody test detects whether antibodies for the virus are in the body, meaning the individual's immune system has fought the virus.

New York State Department of Health

Cobblestone District
Perry Street next to KeyBank Center
Buffalo

  • Drive-thru site operated by New York State Department of Health
  • Registration required
  • Start the process online
  • Call 1-888-364-3065

NCCC
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn

  • Drive-thru site operated by New York State Department of Health
  • Registration required
  • Start the process online
  • Call 1-888-364-3065

Erie County Department of Health

  • Testing expanded on May 5 to include asymptomatic people who believe they have been exposed
  • Call (716) 858-2929 to begin process
  • General COVID-19 information from Erie County

Kaleida Health

  • Expanded on May 7 to include asymptomatic individuals
  • Prescription required from primary care provider
  • Results in 48-72 hours
  • PCR and antibody testing available
  • Schedule online
  • Kaleida Health Coronavirus Hotline at (716) 859-3222

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
621 Tenth Street
Niagara Falls

  • Drive-thru testing starts May 11
  • Available mornings at NFMMC, afternoons at satellite sites in Lockport or Wheatfield, depending on week
  • Pre-registration and prescription required
  • Call 716-278-4496 to schedule an appointment

Quest Diagnostics Walmart Drive-thru Testing
2500 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga

Quest Diagnostics

  • PCR, Roche or Hologic testing available through guidance from your doctor
  • Antibody testing available with prescription

Rite Aid
2474 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo
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1030 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls

Urban Family Practice

WellNow Urgent Care

KSL Diagnostics
1000 Youngs Road
Williamsville

  • Antibody testing with on-site blood draw, will soon offer COVID-19 testing