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New Price List for corona Rapid Antibody Test at private Laboratory

The state government has taken an important decision to allow qualified laboratories in the state to conduct rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 at a time when citizens need prompt treatment and diagnosis is an important aspect to prevent infection. The Chief District Health Officer of the district and the health officer of the corporation have been authorized to give approval for this, the list of the health department said. The ELISA for antibody test will cost Rs 450 if the patient goes to the laboratory for testing and Rs 550 if he collects the sample at the patient's home or hospital. 

The laboratory must first get approval from the health officer

According to the list, various laboratories in the state are currently accredited by the state for RT-PCR tests. Approval was sought from the state government to conduct rapid antibody tests from various private laboratories, according to which qualified laboratories in the state have been allowed to perform rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 subject to various conditions. In this, M.D. Pathologist K.M. D. The microbiologist must be available, the laboratory must have adequate human resources as well as equipment, the laboratory must obtain the approval of the district / corporation's chief district health officer or health officer, the corporation to perform rapid antibody tests. Only after getting approval will he be able to do laboratory rapid antibody test.

The details of the test done by the laboratory during the day should be given to the district / corporation

In addition, laboratories that are approved for RT-PCR tests will also need to be approved for rapid antibody tests. The full details of the test done by the laboratory on that day should be given to the district / corporation accurately and this information should not be given to any other institution except the patient and the hospital. The laboratory uses ICMR for testing. Accredited ELISA or CLIA Rapid Antibody Test Kit should be used as well as mentioned in the report. All accredited laboratories shall strictly follow the guidelines of the Government of India or the State Government from time to time.

Charge of Rs.600 for collecting samples at home or hospital

The rates for these rapid antibody tests are fixed at Rs 450 for ELSIA for antibody test if the patient goes to the laboratory for testing and Rs 550 for the sample collected at the patient's home or hospital, while Rs 550 for the patient going to the laboratory for CLIA for antibody test Rates of Rs.500 / - and Rs.600 / - for collecting samples at the patient's home or hospital have been fixed. The rate includes all types of charges, so that no additional charges can be levied in addition to the above mentioned charges and if a laboratory charges extra, its validity will be automatically revoked, it added.

This price includes all types of charges. The laboratory will not be able to take any other charge apart from this. If taken, its validity will be automatically revoked.

Which laboratory will be allowed?

In any laboratory, M.D. Pathologist K.M. D. A microbiologist must be available.

The laboratory should have adequate human resources as well as equipment.
The laboratory has to get the approval of the Chief District Health Officer or Health Officer of the district / corporation, the corporation for conducting rapid antibody test. Laboratory rapid antibody tests can be performed only after approval. Laboratories that are approved for RT-PCR tests will also need to be approved for rapid antibody tests.

The full details of the day-to-day tests performed by the laboratory must be provided to the corporation and this information must not be given to any institution other than the patient and the hospital.

The laboratory will have to use an ICMR approved Rapid Antibody Test Kit for testing and also mention it in the report.

All accredited laboratories will have to fully implement the guidelines of the Government of India or the State Government.



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