COVID-19 Test Results
COVID-19 test results are not available on this website.
- Contact the agency that performed your test (Ex: urgent care centers, hospitals, NY State Department of Health, etc.)
- Your healthcare provider may be able to look up a patient’s test results in HEALTHeLINK.
If your test was done by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH):
- You will receive your diagnostic (swab) test results by phone about 3 to 5 days after your test.
- You will receive your antibody test results by mail about 7 to 10 days after your test.
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County
Diagnostic (nasal swab) Testing
- Call 716-858-2929 to schedule an appointment at an ECDOH Testing Site. An Appointment is required to be tested.
- Other Testing Sites in Erie County: Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in Erie County
- The sites included on this map have their own testing criteria and availability. Please call the organization before going to a site. This list is subject to change and may not reflect all testing options in Erie County. Please call your healthcare provider for guidance. If you do not have a provider, see this list of primary care providers who are accepting new patients.
- Register Here for ECDOH antibody testing sites listed below.
- Things to know about this test:
- An individual must be age 11 years or older to get an antibody test.
- Before arriving at your appointment, please drink water/hydrate, wear a face covering and short sleeve shirt (test is a blood draw from arm), bring photo ID and please do not bring pets. Your antibody test results will be mailed and you should receive them in about 7-10 days.
- If you cannot make your appointment, please call 858-2929 to cancel so that we can fill your spot.
- If you have any issues with registration, please call 858-2929.
Tuesday September 29, 2020
North Collins Firemen’s Training Center
2038 Spruce St.
North Collins, NY 14111
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday October 1, 2020
Hamburg Senior Community Center
4540 Southwestern Blvd.
Hamburg, NY 14075
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Types of COVID-19 Tests
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19:
- Diagnostic test (swab test) - Tells you if you have a current infection.
- Serologic antibody test (blood test) - Tells you if you had a previous infection. It is very important to remember that when antibodies to COVID-19 are found in a person, scientists do not know yet if there is protection from future infections and how long the protection lasts. COVID-19 is caused by a new virus and many studies are under way to learn more about the disease and how the immune system responds to it.
Note: If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.
For more information about testing see:
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (CDC)
- COVID-19 Testing FAQs (FDA) or call 1-888-FDA-INFO
- Abbott Antibody Fact Sheet for Recipients
- Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Patients