Enzo Biochem, New York, and Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN NY), the New York division of the clinically integrated, nationwide organization of pharmacy networks, are partnering to provide covid-19 testing at 52 of the network’s 155 pharmacies across New York state. This initial pilot was made possible in strong collaboration with Pharmacists’ Society of the State of New York (PSSNY).
“Enzo is providing effective testing solutions for many schools and other institutions through our School and Institution Testing [“SIT”] Program, and to New York-based nursing homes through a collaboration with the State of New York. This new testing program with independent pharmacies is the next step in our goal to being the leading provider of easy-access testing products and services throughout our region,” says Barry Weiner, president of Enzo. “As this pandemic continues to escalate, even in areas where we have made positive progress, large-scale testing is a critical component of keeping people safe and informed and stopping the spread of covid-19.”
Through this program, the Enzo Center of Excellence will provide the products and services to support effective testing in locations across the state. Relying on over 40 years of research and manufacturing expertise, Enzo’s emergency use authorized (EUA) Ampiprobe SARS-CoV-2 swab molecular test is manufactured at its Farmingdale, NY, GMP facility for use in Enzo’s own CLIA-certified clinical laboratory and distribution to other authorized clinical laboratories.
New York residents will have access to testing at participating independent pharmacies beginning immediately through this program. Enzo provides the full range of services to support rapid and accurate testing, including reagent manufacturing capabilities, proprietary diagnostic instruments, and clinical laboratory services.
Results from the swab test should be provided within 2 to 3 days from sample collection. Patients will also have access to guidance and information from the leading independent pharmacies participating in this program. Enzo Clinical Labs is a New York State Department of Health-regulated, full-service clinical reference laboratory serving the needs of patients and other clinical laboratories in the region.
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