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COVID-19 (RT PCR) - AT CENTRE

Patient Preparation:Mandatory Physician prescription, Molecular TRF

COVID-19 (RT PCR) - AT CENTRE in Hanmakonda
Covid RT-PCR test can identify the antigens (confirmatory genes) present on the Corona virus (SARS CoV2 ) which causes the disease. This test is done by Real time Polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
  • Why Take this Test

    If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed to people who have symptoms or if you have returned or travelling to region/country with high rate of infection, you may get tested. You will know if you are Covid Positive, so that you can take timely action to self isolate and get appropriate treatment. RT-PCR is more reliable and sensitive method of detection of the virus in the body. Each state has different rules and requirements for RT-PCR test. Be informed about the rules and travel guidelines/advisories accordingly. This test has become crucial to keep yourself and others around you safe.

  • Is this Test For You

    Anyone who has come in close contact with Covid infected person or has shown early symptoms of Covid-19 can take this test. Please refer the latest release of testing advisory by ICMR

  • More Information

    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with this virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions (co-morbidities) like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The virus can spread from an infected person's mouth or nose in small droplets when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. Masks are a key measure to reduce transmission and save lives. Overlapping symptoms with Influenza virus may mimic Covid. COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death.

Sample: Nasopharyangeal / Oropharyngeal Swab

Methodology: RT-PCR

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