Covid-19 Rt-pcr Test
Lab Visit
Rs. 800
Sample: Nasopharyngeal & Oropharyngeal Swab
Turnaround Time: 24 Hours
About Test:

The RT-PCR test is the gold standard for COVID-19 infections. It detects a small quantity of the virus through a nasopharyngeal(Nasal) or oropharyngeal swab. The sample is collected, then transported to the lab.

The first step is the extraction of the RNA of the sample. Once the RNA is extracted, the PCR step can be carried out. The data is then analysed to give a report. If Viral RNA is detected, the test is positive. Along with a positive report, a Ct value(Cycle threshold value) is given. The Ct value has no relation with the severity of the illness. It may have some correlation with infectivity.

It detects more than 2 genes including S, N and ORF genes in the sample.

The sample type is a nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab collected by a trained technician in a viral transport medium

Medical condition:

COVID-19 RT-PCR testing is used to diagnose a current infection. The test should be done after 2 days of fever and before 6-7 days of fever.

Test preparation:

About Disease

Symptoms of COVID-19?
Typical symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and sometimes a runny nose or a sore throat. In some cases, this can progress to serious illness, including pneumonia and severe breathing problems.

How does it spread?
The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.

These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. 

People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

Any Other Information

An RT-PCR is the gold standard test

Other tests for COVID-19 are:

1.Spike protein antibody test: To detect antibodies formed post-vaccination or infection. The target is the spike protein

2.Total Antibody test: To detect antibodies formed post-infection and NOT post-vaccination


Covid-19 Rt-pcr Test
Test Code : COVID-19
Rs. 800
Sample: Nasopharyngeal & Oropharyngeal (Throat Swab), BAL, Sputum, ETA
Turnaround Time: 24 Hours

Recommended tests/packages for the same condition

Visit charges of Rs. 100 would be applicable for Home visits booked

  • In-case of a test that requires 2 visits, each visit will be charged Rs. 100
  • Sunday visits will be taken subject to availability of time slots.
  • Home visit charges and Sunday rates are applicable for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Thane district
  • Terms and Conditions Apply


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