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The FDA has approved New York State to authorize the state's 28 public and private labs to begin manual, semi-automated and automated testing for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The approval allows the state to dramatically increase testing capacity to thousands of tests per day. The approval also extends to the Roche high-volume platform for testing.

Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers.

New, Less Intrusive Test
New York State's Wadsworth Lab has developed a new, less intrusive test for COVID-19. The new test is done through a saliva sample and a self-administered short nasal swab in the presence of a health care professional. Additionally, health care professionals can self-administer the test without another health care professional present.

Frequently Asked Questions

A person should get a physical once each year.

The exam helps the doctor determine if there are any signs of certain conditions. The doctors at Bethany Medical Center will help the person live a healthier life by recommending lifestyle changes and by diagnosing and preventing health problems. It’s also a time for the doctor to schedule any follow-ups for further testing.

Although some doctors make visits brief, the physicians at Bethany Medical Center make sure to do a thorough examination of each patient to detect as many issues as early as possible and any possible conditions before they develop. The doctor will check a person’s vitals: blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and temperature. The physician will conduct an examination of the person’s body. The doctor will evaluate how well the patient moves as well as the condition of the person’s skin. In the elderly, the physician will check the patient’s memory. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to the patient’s heart to listen for a murmur, heart disease or an irregular heartbeat. The doctor will also use the stethoscope to listen to the person’s lungs. Wheezing, cracking or shallow breathing could indicate a lung or heart problem. The doctor may examine the patient’s head, neck, extremities, and abdomen.

Men will have their testicles checked for tenderness or lumps. The doctor checks a man for a hernia. His prostate and penis may be evaluated. Women may receive a breast and pelvic exam.

The doctor does monitor chronic conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes at a physical exam.

The doctor will conduct physicals for other reasons besides just a yearly exam such as for a driver’s license permit, work, school or sports.