Testing Information for COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Information

There are many reasons to get tested for the coronavirus. You may be experiencing one of the many COVID-19 symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Chills; repeated shaking with chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

(Note: This is not a complete list of possible symptoms. More may be added as health experts learn more about the disease.)

Some people may have no symptoms at all or have some, but not all of the symptoms.

Symptoms may develop within 2 to 14 days after you are exposed to the virus. Most often, symptoms appear around 5 days after exposure. However, you can spread the virus even when you do not have symptoms.

You may also feel fine but you’ve been in contact with someone who has a possible or confirmed case. You may also need a COVID-19 test to comply with the many regulations now in place, such as work policies and travel advisories.

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

If you have life-threatening symptoms like severe shortness of breath, changes in mental status, severe dehydration, or other complications, dial 911.

If you have no symptoms but need a test, please contact your Primary Care Provider or find a New York State test site near you.

If you have a procedure scheduled at Mount Sinai South Nassau, please work directly with your physician to schedule your presurgical COVID-19 test.

If you are a Mount Sinai South Nassau employee, please contact Employee Health Services if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

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