PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s medical laboratory has launched in-house COVID-19 testing using Abbott’s SARS-CoV-2 antibody from an IgG assay test, one of the most reliable on today’s market.
“Our Governor has stated that robust testing is essential in his “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health” plan to reopen our state. The COVID-19 antibody testing is one way to identify past infections as well as measuring the level to which anti-bodies have been and continue to be made by the body,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “Additionally, those who are concerned and were asymptomatic can now find out if they were exposed to the virus.”
Testing is done from an on-site blood draw and analyzed with results from the Medical Center’s in-house laboratory within approximately 24 hours.
Tests are ordered exclusively through Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s telehealth network, Bergen New Bridge Cares, with over 35 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have been working at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bergen County.
Physician telehealth evaluations and testing are by appointment only Monday – Friday via www.newbridgehealth.org
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ABOUT BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and community physicians, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long-Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.89% of NJ residents.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Community Care Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans and is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for 2019. Learn more at www.newbridgehealth.org.