Here's all you need to know about private labs testing for Covid-19
Where to get tested?
Any of the 29 labs registered with The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). (Refer to www.icmr.nic.in for the entire list)
How many labs do Maharashtra and Delhi have?
Note: The labs will test you only if you have a prescription from a registered medical practitioner with their registration and phone numbers.
Who should get tested?
All symptomatic contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.
All symptomatic healthcare workers.
All hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory illness (fever and cough and/or shortness of breath).
Asymptomatic direct and highrisk contacts of a confirmed case should be tested once between day 5 and day 14 of the individual coming in contact.
How long will test results take?
Are labs doing home collection?
How much does it cost?
What happens to someone tested positive?