Coronavirus COVID-19 RT-PCR test at Home for Chennai (ICMR Approved)
About the COVID-19 RT PCR Test
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).
What is RT-PCR COVID test?RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction test) is a molecular-based diagnostic testing method. An RT PCR test is a laboratory test that allows reverse transcription of RNA into DNA for the detection of the COVID-19 virus. Samples are collected in the form of nasal or throat swabs at your home in Chennai. It detects the virus even if the viral load is less.
How to test Corona at home?
MyDiagnostics offers an at-home COVID-19 RT PCR test that is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) test which detects the nucleic acid from SARS CoV-2. Those experiencing shortness of breath, fever, cough, and other symptoms of covid 19 can order the test online. The covid 19 test kit provides simple to follow instructions for sample collection, via nasal or oral swabs. The covid 19 test in Chennai is ICMR approved and can be used by anyone.
What method of sample collection is used for a Covid 19 home kit?
Through nasal or oral swabs, the sample is collected for the testing of COVID. If you order the test online, then all the instructions will be sent to you within the kit. The nasal swab is similar to a long thin stick that can be inserted into the nasal cavity of the individual.
The sample is collected and sent to the lab for the testing of the presence of the virus. Testing of the presence of the virus is performed at a qualified lab through professional technicians in Chennai. In the meantime, if you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus, then you should start quarantining and take the right measures.
Are there any prerequisites to follow for the testing of coronavirus at home?
It is important to self-isolate to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Individuals that are taking a covid test should order a highly quality kit online so that it is delivered home safely. All instructions should be followed as mentioned within the instruction booklet so that you can collect a high quality sample. You should follow what is the best precautions for corona, but there are no prerequisites required for taking the test. It is important to consult with a doctor before taking any medication for Covid 19.
How to reduce crp level in covid-19?C-reactive protein (CRP) is a blood test marker for inflammation in the body. Elevated CRP levels indicate inflammation due to any injury or infection. CRP levels can be reduced by taking appropriate medicines like corticosteroids which are prescribed by the doctor. Kindly take professional medical advice before taking the drugs.
What are the symptoms of covid-19?’According to WHO, most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms may affect some patients are loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash. Individuals can also experience loss of taste and difficulty breathing, which are key symptoms for covid 19. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you should take a home test of COVID 19 immediately.
What is the ct value in corona test?The Ct (cycle threshold) is defined as the number of cycles required for the fluorescent signal to cross the threshold (i.e. exceeds background level). Ct levels are inversely proportional to the amount of nucleic acid in the sample (i.e. the lower the Ct level the greater the amount of target nucleic acid in the sample).
How to check corona test report online?
The covid test reports will be delivered to you via email. You will get comprehensive analysis of your covid 19 status, for you to know accurately whether you have the virus. You are advised to visit your referring doctor with the report for the final interpretation.
Can you test positive for covid 19 without symptoms?
Yes, in some cases you can test positive for COVID 19 without experiencing direct symptoms. If you have been around someone who has previously tested positive for covid 19 then you may want to get tested as well. False positives of the covid 19 test can occur, in which case it is best to retest yourself. Ensuring that sample collected is of high quality is the best approach. In other cases, you can also contract non symptomatic covid 19, in which case it is best to consult with a doctor and quarantine yourself.
How long does it take to get covid-19 test results?The MyDiagnostics COVID-19 RT PCR test provides results within 12-24 hours of sample collection.
- 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
What documents are required for a covid 19 test in Chennai?
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.
- Government Photo ID proof (Aadhaar card/ Voter Id/ Driving license/Passport) to validate/ record the current address and contact details of the person
- Contact details about the individual.