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COVID-19 Testing

You are required to take your PCR COVID test 3-5 days before your surgery. An order will be placed in your chart. Once the order is in, there are two ways of scheduling your COVID test:

  1. Through the NYU Langone app (downloaded from the App store)
  2. By calling 646-987-3523 and scheduling over the phone

You can schedule the test a week prior to your surgery.

If you are having surgery on:

Tuesday: schedule your test for the Friday or Saturday before.

Thursday: schedule your test for the Monday before.

We highly encourage all surgical patients to be tested at NYU Langone as results come back 24-36 hours after testing and are in our system automatically. You are able to get tested at the sites listed on the following page.

If you are traveling from out of state:

  1. You must have a PCR done 3-5 days before surgery
  2. A formal lab result must be faxed to the office (F: 929-455-9260) the latest, the morning prior to surgery.
  3. Rapid tests are not accepted

In the case that you test positive for COVID-19:

  1. You must quarantine for 10 years since the date your test was resulted
  2. After 10 days, if you are asymptomatic, you are able to proceed with surgery
  3. You do NOT need to retest again

* You are not able to have surgery at NYU without a negative PCR test present the day prior to surgery*

NYU COVID-19 Testing Sites


Tisch Hospital
550 First Avenue
Ground Floor Medical Science Building
Due to construction, when you arrive at the medical center, please follow the signs to be directed to our testing center.
Testing hours: Monday through Saturday, 7:00AM–7:00PM

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street
240 East 38th Street
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM–5:00PM


NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Respiratory Screening Center
159 55th Street, First Floor
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM–7:00PM


NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Rego Park
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Testing hours: Monday through Wednesday, 8:00AM–1:00PM; Thursday and Friday, 8:00–11:00AM

Long Island

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
222 Station Plaza North, Suite 110, Mineola
Testing hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00AM–6:00PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00AM–8:00PM; Saturday, 9:00AM–5:00PM

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Lake Success
2001 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM–5:00PM

NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group
180 Pulaski Road, Suite E1-800, Huntington Station
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM–4:00PM