• Alex Lipovtsev

Free COVID Testing Supplies Available for New York FQHCs

New York State Department of Health (DOH) is offering free excess testing supplies to all New York State FQHCs who need them. There are two testing supplies available (see the details/product information below). DOH will coordinate with survey respondents to finalize details related to testing supply requests. Requests will be processed as supplies allow.

1) Abbott ID NOW Test Kits* Product Information:

  • Tests kits are used in conjunction with an Abbott ID NOW instrument

  • Test kits come in boxes of 24 test kits

  • Storage conditions are 35.6-86°F

  • Expiration dates extend from late June through mid-September

*IMPORTANT: If an FQHC is exploring purchasing an Abbott ID Now instrument for testing, you should be aware that you must be approved by the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center’s Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP) as a permitted Clinical Laboratory or limited service laboratory (LSL). 2) Viral Transport Media (VTM) Product Information:

  • VTM may be used for testing SARS-CoV-2 or other analytes

  • VTM description: 15 mL vial containing 3 mL of VTM

  • Expiration date is December 2021 (Additional supplies with later expiration dates are available but we are first offering the vials set to expire in December)

  • Storage conditions are 36-86°F

  • Brand: Remel

  • Swabs are NOT included

  • The vials come in boxes of 72 and are shipped in increments of 288 vials (4 boxes)

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please complete and submit your request by EOB Tuesday, June 1, 2021.


SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE IMPORTANT: Please make sure there is only one (1) submission per FQHC network. If you have any questions, please contact EM Team.

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