Corona Virus Test - SARS - CoV - 2 (COVID-19) Detection
What is Corona Virus Test?
This is a laboratory test that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is intended for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2.
Method - Real-Time PCR
It makes use of Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panels.
Note: Because of the constantly evolving situation, we are continuously working with our partner 3rd party labs to offer the best possible services for COVID 19 testing. The details with respect to the location of sample collection (home-based or in certain lab specified areas) are lab-specific, the same will be intimated over a phone call from our customer support team.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) guidelines, Government ID ( Aadhaar card / Voter Id / Passport ) to support the current address and contact number of the suspect patient should be given at the time of sample collection.
It is mandatory for the suspect patient to possess the doctor’s prescription at the time of sample collection. The prescription should have the Doctor’s medical registration number and Doctor’s stamp.
The suspect case will also be asked about travel history and Covid-19 patient interaction (if any).
Why is Corona Virus Test done?
Who should be tested
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking testing.
i. All asymptomatic individuals who have undertaken international travel in the last 14 days:
They should stay in the home quarantine for 14 days.
They should be tested only if they become symptomatic (fever, cough, difficulty in breathing)
All family members living with a confirmed case should be home quarantined.
ii. All symptomatic contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.
iii. All symptomatic health care workers.
iv. All hospitalized patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (fever AND cough and/or shortness of breath).
v. Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case should be tested once between day 5 and day 14 of coming in his/her contact.
vi. Direct and high-risk contact include those who live in the same household with a confirmed case and healthcare workers who examined a confirmed case without adequate protection as per WHO.
This booking is subject to the discretion of the third-party lab's fulfillment and verification of mandatory requirements. Third-party labs will verify the mandatory documents shared by you and in case the Third-party labs observe any discrepancy, the Third-Party Labs will cancel the order immediately. We will call you to confirm all the details and take the booking ahead accordingly.
Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Corona Virus Test
Frequently Asked Questions about Corona Virus Test - SARS - CoV - 2 (COVID-19) Detection