At Home Lab Work

At Home COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter

COVID Testing located in New York, NY

If you suspect you have COVID-19 or you’ve already been diagnosed with it, turn to COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter in Richmond Hill, Queens. David Schechter, MD, FACC, PC, and his highly trained staff offer at-home lab work to diagnose your condition or develop an effective treatment. Call the office in New York City to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

At Home Lab Work Q&A

What is at-home lab work?

At-home lab work with COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter includes nasal swabs, blood tests, or urine tests, which your provider can complete from the comfort of your home. They come to your New York or New Jersey residence to complete the tests for free without added charges.

What are the benefits of at-home lab work?

Some of the many benefits you can experience when choosing at-home lab work with COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter include:

  • Quick response times
  • Simple, fast, painless tests
  • No need to travel
  • No need for child care
  • No need to take time off from work
  • No exposure to other patients

COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter offers the same exceptional diagnostic testing at home as you receive when you attend in-person visits. The team maintains complete patient confidentiality. 

What happens during at-home lab work?

During your scheduled appointment time, your COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter specialist arrives at your residence, reviews your medical history, and discusses any symptoms you have. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam if needed, and offer the following:

Nasal swabs

During a nasal swab, your provider places a cotton swab inside the upper part of your nostril to get a sample of secretions for lab analysis. Nasal swabs can determine if you’re currently infected with COVID-19.

Blood tests

Your specialist might take a blood sample from a vein in your arm or use a finger prick. Blood tests help determine if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past and have protective antibodies.

Urine testing

During an at-home urine test, you leave a urine sample in a cup for your provider or a lab to test for certain health conditions. 

When do I receive my at-home lab test results?

You often receive the results of at-home lab work within 12-36 hours. Your provider discusses the results with you and develops a treatment plan (when needed) that matches your needs, lifestyle, and preferences. 

You might make lifestyle changes, try at-home remedies, or take over-the-counter or prescription medications. Other treatments for COVID-19 include convalescent plasma, inhalers, and oxygen therapy.

If you’re interested in at-home lab work because you suspect you have COVID-19 or complications linked to the disease, call COVID Testing by Dr. Schechter or schedule an appointment online today.