The present covid-19 situation does not seem to end anytime soon. The country’s hustle to counter this pandemic and get over it still continues. To help reduce the cases by a large margin, it is important that an infected person is identified at the earliest. RT-PCR test remains the most effective and accurate way to detect the presence of coronavirus in the human body. Therefore, it is important that this useful facility is available to all the citizens in the country. The procedure to get tested is very simple and one does not require a lot of efforts both by the person getting tested and the person conducting the test.
What is RT PCR test?
The COVID-19 RT-PCR Test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-cov-2 by collecting nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab specimens from individuals suspected of COVID-19.
How does it work?
RT-PCR is a laboratory technique involving reverse transcription (RT) of viral RNA into DNA and then this Complementary DNA is amplified by the help of another technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) . This Covid -19 RT-PCR test is one of the fastest and most accurate laboratory methods for detection of COVID-19.
How are RT- PCR test samples taken?
SpiceHealth conducts the RT-PCR test that uses nasopharyngeal swab/ or pharyngeal swabs /throat swab/nasal swab for the identification of virus particles in the patients
Why should you take RT -PCR test?
RT-PCR is considered as the gold standard for detecting COVID-19. This covid -19 RT-PCR test is one of the fastest and most accurate laboratory methods for detection of COVID-19. The real time RT–PCR technique is highly sensitive and specific and can deliver a reliable diagnosis in about three to four hours. Positive test result is highly confirmatory, as dual test our done before reporting, first at the time of screening and then for confirmation.
SpiceHealth has emerged as the fastest growing diagnostic lab in India having conducted more than 2.3 million RT-PCR tests since its launch in November 2020. SpiceHealth’s RT-PCR tests in Dwarka are the country’s cheapest RT-PCR tests starting from just Rs. 499/-. SpiceHealth uses high quality gear and trained expertise to generate reliable results. Book a Test now.
Who should have the RT-PCR TEST?
If the patient exhibits any of the corona virus symptoms, which include loss of smell or taste, Fever, Dry cough and Fatigue, Headache ,Chills , dizziness, Muscle or joint pain, Loss of taste or smell ,Nasal congestion, Sore throat, Nausea or vomiting, different types of skin rash, or Diarrhea and trouble breathing, the Covid-19 RT-PCR test should be performed in accordance with ICMR guidelines.
What documents are required to get tested and Why?
No documents are needed at the time of booking and the customer only needs to provide with some basic customer details. After booking the slot, customers must fill out the ICMR Specimen Referral Form for 2019-Covid19. During the time of sample collection, the customer is required to provide Govt. Approved photo ID along with the booking ID .
Is aadhar card necessary?
Like stated above, every citizen should have the access to get tested for coronavirus via RT-PCR test. For that, the most important thing required is an identity proof, basically an Aadhar Card. Aadhaar is a one-of-a-kind number that can’t be duplicated since it’s connected to a person’s biometrics, allowing for the detection of false and ghost identities that lead to data leaks.The holder of an Aadhar card is entitled to any government subsidies for which he or she is qualified. Because the government already has all of the required information on an individual, they simply need to show their Aadhaar card to be eligible for different subsidies or programmes.
But the question is what if someone does not possess an Aadhar card? Can he or she still avail RT-PCR test?
The answer is yes, one can still avail RT-PCR test facility even if he or she does not have an Aadhar card. As per the government guidelines, any valid photo-id proof such as Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, Ration card, PAN card, etc. which support the suspect patient’s current address and phone number being provided at the time of sample collection are mandatory requirements without which covid-19 testing is not accepted as per the government guidelines.
How can I schedule a test?
Booking rt-pcr test is a simple and inexpensive process. Simply input your phone number or email address, generate an OTP, fill out your information, and schedule your appointment. Companies like Spicehealth provides RT-PCR test , Dwarka where customer can avail three kinds of services.These services include visiting a collection centre , Contactless Doorstep Collection and home collection.
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