Telephone

888-LAB-8082 (888-522-8082)

Email Address

info@empirecitylabs.com

Corporate Headquarters

229 49th St Brooklyn NY 11220

Laboratory

2180 SW 71st Terrace Davie FL 33317

Easy, as 1-2-3!

ORDER

an ECL Hometest Kit to your home

SELF-COLLECT

your nasal swab sample

SEND IT

back to our lab for testing

For those who meet CDC clinical guidelines, the COVID-19 Self Collection Home Test Kit can be available at no cost.  Empire City Laboratories can bill your insurance or utilize federal funds to cover the cost of this test if you’re uninsured.  You can also pay for the test with a credit card.

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19;
  • Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-19;
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms;
  • People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings;
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider, or state, tribal, localexternal icon, or territorial health department.
*This test is designed to determine active infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. This test does not detect antibodies or immunity.
**If the patient has severe medical symptoms, that patient must seek immediate medical care and not wait for a COVID test result.

CDC recommends

that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Infection with the virus can range from being asymptomatic to life-threatening respiratory illness. Infection has been detected globally and in all 50 states. Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell. COVID-19 can present with severe illness in individuals of any age and without any previous health problems, but the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Having underlying medical conditions may also increase one’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Conditions and other risk factors that may be associated with severe illness and death are listed below. If you have any symptoms concerning for COVID-19 and any of the following conditions or risk factors, which may put you at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should consult with your healthcare provider before using this test:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Smoking
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Regardless of your risk status, if you are experiencing any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19, it is recommended that you immediately seek emergency care:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
* Empire City Laboratories offers this test and collection kit with an FDA Emergency Use Authorization. This test has only been authorized by FDA for detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 (i.e., the COVID-19 virus), and not for any other virus or pathogen.  It is only authorized during the duration of the COVID-19 emergency declaration by federal regulators. Empire City Laboratories may modify or cease to offer the test and the test kit upon direction of state or federal regulators in its sole discretion.  Please see the Patient Fact Sheet and the Health Care Provider Fact Sheet for additional information.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Total COVID-19 Tests Performed - 1,713,310
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