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Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR in Thane

Also known as RT-PCR technique, SARS-CoV-2
You need to provide
Nasal Swab, Throat Swab
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.
  2. A duly filled Covid-19 Clinical Information Form / ID as mandated by the Government of India (GOI), is mandatory for sample collection.
  3. Note for Bangalore location: OTP is mandatory for SRF (Specimen Referral Form) generation/Processing of samples.
  4. Note For Gurgaon location: Covid vaccination certificate is mandatory for this test.

Understanding Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR in Thane


What is Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR in Thane?

The Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR test helps detect coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an early stage and is available at an affordable price in Thane with Tata 1mg labs. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus [also called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)]. This test detects the genetic material of the virus present in the sample. It uses a technique known as real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). RT-PCR is done with a nasal or throat swab and is considered the most reliable and accurate test (Gold standard) for early detection and timely treatment of coronavirus disease.

Your doctor may suggest the Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR test if you have symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, breathing difficulty, nasal congestion, and diarrhea, among others. It can also be suggested if you have traveled to areas where COVID-19 prevalence is high or have been in contact with a COVID-positive person.

What does Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR measure?

The Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR test is an ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) approved test that helps to identify coronavirus infection by detecting the presence of the genetic material of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) in the body. This test uses a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) method, the gold standard for detecting the presence of viruses.

A positive test result means the presence of an active COVID-19 infection. If you test positive, stay home, separate yourself from others, and keep in touch with your doctor. A negative test result indicates an absence of an active infection at the time of sample collection. However, it doesn't mean you are safe at any time. You can get infected with COVID-19 and spread the virus to others any time after testing. Continue to take measures to protect yourself and others from getting the infection.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR in Thane


Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus Covid-19 Test- RT-PCR in Thane

Q. How is the COVID-19 RT PCR test performed?

A healthcare professional will collect a sample, usually through a nasal or throat swab, which is then sent to the laboratory for analysis. The process is fairly easy, but you might experience some itching and irritation at the time of sample collection.

Q. How accurate is the COVID-19 RT PCR test?

The COVID-19 RT PCR test is considered the most accurate test for detecting COVID-19 with high sensitivity and specificity. However, the accuracy of the test may depend on the timing of the test and the quality of the sample collected.

Q. What is the difference between the COVID-19 RT PCR test and an antigen test for COVID-19?

The COVID-19 RT PCR test detects the presence of genetic material (RNA) from the COVID-19 virus, whereas the antigen test for COVID-19 detects the proteins (antigens) from the virus. Both these tests help detect COVID-19 infection.

Q. Can I schedule the COVID-19 RT PCR test online in Thane near me?

Yes. In Thane, you can schedule the COVID-19 RT PCR test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is the COVID-19 test eligible for home sample collection in Thane?

Yes, the COVID-19 test is eligible for home sample collection in Thane. The Tata 1mg app also allows you to select the date and time for sample collection as per your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule the COVID-19 test with Tata 1mg Labs in Thane?

If you want to schedule the COVID-19 test with Tata 1mg Labs in Thane, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the COVID-19 test in Thane?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Thane, the COVID-19 test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 700.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the COVID-19 test in Thane?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 18 hours to provide the reports of the COVID-19 test in Thane.
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Price inNew DelhiRs. 450
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