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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Now Available

Dear Colleague,
We are pleased to inform you that our partner NYC Health + Hospitals is now offering SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibody testing to PAGNY employees. PAGNY is happy to have been working with H+H on this opportunity.
While you continue the fight against this pandemic, we are hopeful that these antibody tests may be of help. Testing of the workforce is a priority and our partners at NYC H+H now have the ability to perform antibody testing using the Abbott Architect/test system. This is an initial step in providing antibody testing in the health care system. There is still much to learn about SARS-CoV-2 and the antibody tests.
PAGNY employees who wish to be tested can schedule an appointment by calling 646 614-4001.
Our partners at H+H will be rolling-out the test weekly to the following groups of employees:

–  Week 1: Employees working in ‘hot zones’ (e.g. EDs, ICUs, L&D))

–  Week 2: Employees working on Medical/Surgical units

–  Week 3: All other employees with patient contact

*Includes employees of all types working in above areas, including, but not limited to: EVS, nursing, provider, consultants, administrative and finance*
To read the FAQ on antibody testing, click here.
To learn more about Abbott/architect test, click here.
If you have symptoms of the virus now, you can get the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test (aka the ‘nasal swab test’) to see if you are infected by calling the Employee COVID-19 Testing Hotline at 646 614-4001 to schedule an appointment.
Jorge I. Montalvo
Chief Operating Officer
Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C.