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Testing for Coronavirus in Dutchess County

This page provides you with key information about COVID-19 testing including:

Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing

Currently, there are two types of diagnostic tests which detect the virus – molecular tests, such as RT-PCR, that detect the virus’s genetic material, and antigen tests, such as rapid tests, that detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus. Rapid tests may be molecular or antegen tests. To decide which test is right for you, read more about the different kinds of tests from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At Home Testing

At-home tests are widely available at local retailers and pharmacies. Check with your local pharmacy for availability.