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Testing Information FAQs

  • Should I get tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Can antibody testing tell whether someone has been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19?

    Antibodies are produced by the body to fight infection and can be found in the blood. If a person's blood is found to have antibodies to a particular virus or bacteria, then it is likely they were ...
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  • Should I get tested if I do not have symptoms of COVID-19?

    Testing is prioritized for individuals who are experiencing CDC-recognized symptoms of COVID-19, health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, and those who hav...
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  • I was tested for COVID-19. How do I get my results?

    If you went to a state-wide community-based FEMA testing site (The PNC Arts Center or the Bergen Community College sites): You will receive a call from 1-833-447-0001 (Caller ID: "Results Center") ...
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  • What do I need to bring to get tested at a community testing site? What should I expect when I’m there?

    In order to be eligible for testing at one of the two state-wide community-based testing sites, opened in partnership with FEMA, individuals must be current New Jersey residents. Testing is priorit...
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  • Why was I turned away from a public testing location?

    To get tested at one of the two state-wide community-based testing sites, you must be a New Jersey resident. At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are experiencing CDC-recognized...
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  • Why do I need to bring my health insurance card to community-based testing sites?

    If you have health insurance, you are asked to bring it. Testing is covered by insurance. However, healthcare/medical insurance is not a requirement to be tested. Find a local testing center near y...
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  • I was sick and missed work. Is it true that I have get tested for COVID-19 before going back to work?

    Sick people should remain home. Testing is only recommended for individuals with symptoms that require hospitalization or individuals who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Testing for...
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  • Is it true that I can get tested for COVID-19 at a commercial laboratory, such as LabCorp or Quest?

    No, you can not get tested for COVID-19 by taking yourself to a commercial laboratory. A commercial laboratory will not perform a COVID-19 test unless they have an order from a health care provider...
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  • Should “contacts of contacts” be tested?

    No. Being the contact of someone who has close contact with a person who has COVID-19 does not warrant testing. For example, if you have a coworker whose family member is a confirmed case, you woul...
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