The MMRI Expands COVID-19 Testing to Same Day Scheduling, Same Day Results

On January 5, the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) embarked upon administering COVID-19 rapid tests as a much needed service to our community. After further assessing our capabilities, the MMRI has expanded upon its offerings to provide same-day registrations to those needing tests. Patients can register through our online portal up to 30 minutes prior to their desired testing time and are guaranteed a rapid test when they arrive.

Unlike other testing sites, the Institute administers their tests as a drive-thru, allowing and requiring patients to remain in their cars for the duration of their appointment. The MMRI online portal ( allows patients to schedule appointments quickly and confidentially, eliminating the need to wait in line, and provides further details on the testing process. In addition to scheduling an appointment, the portal allows patients to prepay for their test ($115 per test) and provide a valid email address to receive their receipt and access code to obtain results securely online, within 30 minutes of receiving the test. While the MMRI does not accept insurance, we suggest that patients contact their insurance providers for further details regarding reimbursement. MMRI will also report all testing results to the DOH, per NY State guidelines, through the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS).

The MMRI test site is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please visit The Masonic Medical Research Institute is located at 2150 Bleecker St. Utica, New York 13501.

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