The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Qualitative Real Time RT-PCR Test is a diagnostic test that detects the presence of viral RNA in a person's respiratory samples. The test works by using a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to amplify and detect specific segments of the virus's RNA genome. The test is highly sensitive and can detect even low levels of viral RNA in a person's sample, making it an effective tool for identifying active COVID-19 infections. The test is widely used for diagnosing COVID-19, monitoring the spread of the virus, and guiding public health policies.
The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR Test is taken to detect the presence of the virus's RNA in a person's respiratory samples. The test is used to diagnose active COVID-19 infections and to monitor the spread of the virus in a population. Early identification of COVID-19 cases through testing is critical for controlling the spread of the virus and preventing outbreaks. The test is particularly important for individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. The test results can guide healthcare professionals in making treatment decisions, implementing isolation and quarantine measures, and providing guidance on how to prevent further transmission of the virus.
Submit Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Swabs ET secretions BAL Sputum inoculated in special viral transport medium (VTM) available from TrueMedix. Ship refrigerated in a special transport box available from TrueMedix. Duly filled Covid-19 Clinical Information Form ID as mandated by GOI is mandatory.
Real Time RT-PCR
24 hours post receipt of sample in the Testing Lab
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.
Duly filled Covid-19 Clinical Information Form ID as mandated by GOI is mandatory.