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Coronavirus COVID 19 RT PCR test at Home for Bangalore (ICMR Approved)

Rs. 1,200

Rs. 650

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Sample Requried: Nasal and Throat Swab
Test Mode: At Home
Turn Around Time: 24 to 48 Hours
Fasting Time: None
Other Instructions: Reports are QR Coded
Recommended for: All ages
About this test: Test is run at ICMR approved lab Pred and Shankaranarayana



About the COVID-19 RT PCR Test

  • The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory tract specimens.
  • Specimens for this test are collected through nasal and throat swabs
  • This test is approved by the ICMR Lab in Bangalore

  • Test contains -

    • SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR based confirmatory test - through swab test 

    (RT-PCR) lab analysis is the gold-standard for COVID-19 detection, confirming the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a sample.

    What does positive result means 

    A positive result means that you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    CT value for positive cases mentioned in report e.g.

    What does negative result means 

    This means that it is very unlikely that you have been infected with the virus.

    No CT value mentioned in the report for negative. 

    Who should do this test 

    • Symptomatic individuals with ILI (influenza-like illness) symptoms 
    • Symptomatic (ILI symptoms) or Asymptomatic individuals in contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.
    • All patients suffering from Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

    RT PCR Test for COVID-19 meaning

    RT-PCR test full form is Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction test. It is a molecular-based diagnostic testing method. An RT-PCR test is a laboratory test that combines reverse transcription of RNA into DNA for the detection of the COVID-19 virus. An RT-PCR test procedure uses nose or throat swabs for the detection of viruses. It detects the virus even if the viral load is less.

    Real time RT PCR meaning

    RT-PCR test or Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction test. It is the most sensitive technique for mRNA detection. It quantifies the presence of a particular genetic material of the virus or any pathogen. Real-Time RT-PCR is loaded with fluorescent dyes as markers. Real-Time RT-PCR helps investigators to analyse the results without delay. The major advantage of Real-Time RT-PCR testing procedure is its ability to give rapid test results (online as well as offline)

    What is COVID-19 RT-PCR test

    The real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test is the most commonly used one for Covid-19. It is primarily based on PCR, a process that repeatedly copies and amplifies the specific genetic fragments of the virus. This process ensures that there is enough of a sample to conduct the analysis, as swabs from patients yield only a tiny quantity of RNA, which is not adequate for the testing process. 

    How to check COVID-19 rt pcr report online?

    The COVID test reports will be delivered to you via email. You are advised to visit your referring doctor with the report for the final interpretation. 

    What is the Ct value in RT-PCR COVID-19 test?

  • The Ct (cycle threshold) is defined as the number of cycles required for the fluorescent signal to cross the threshold (ie exceeds background level). 
  • Ct levels are inversely proportional to the amount of target nucleic acid in the sample (ie the lower the Ct level the greater the amount of target nucleic acid in the sample).
  • Cts < 29 are strong positive reactions indicative of abundant target nucleic acid in the sample 
  • Cts of 30-37 are positive reactions indicative of moderate amounts of target nucleic acid Cts of 38-40 are weak reactions indicative of minimal amounts of target nucleic acid which could represent an infection state or environmental contamination. 
  • How many days do antibodies remain in the blood for covid-19?

    The production of antibodies can take from a few days to weeks to develop. However, it is unknown for how long they blood.

    Are senior citizens more vulnerable to coronavirus disease?

    While people of all ages are susceptible to covid, senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease are more vulnerable to be severely ill due to coronavirus

    How long can you test positive for covid-19?

    Because of the high sensitivity of the PCR test, although not contagious, people can test positive for COVID-19 weeks and even months after the infection.

    How to do covid test at home?

    You can book an at-home COVID -19 test from MyDiagnostics online. It is an ICMR approved laboratory test.

    What is the meaning of SARS‐CoV‐2?

    Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a type of coronavirus. It was first detected in December 2019, in Wuhan City, China. It causes the covid-19 disease.

    How to check covid test result?

    The covid test result will be delivered to you via email. You are advised to visit your referring doctor with the report for the final interpretation.

    • All symptomatic individuals who have undertaken international travel in the last 14 days
    • All symptomatic contacts of laboratory confirmed cases . 
    • All symptomatic health care workers
    • All patients with Severe Acute Respiratory illness (fever AND cough and/or shortness of breath) . 
    • Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case should be tested once between day 5 and day 14 of coming in his/her contact

    You are required to submit the following three documents which are mandated by the Government of India. Without these documents, the testing for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is not allowed.

    1. Government Photo ID proof (Aadhaar card/ Voter Id/ Driving license/Passport) to validate/ record the current address and contact details of the person