RT-PCR (also termed RT PCR/ RTPCR) is the most accurate COVID-19 test for checking if one is COVID positive or not. RT-PCR Test stands for Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test that helps in detecting the presence of coronavirus in individuals. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government continues to advise citizens to get the Corona test done in Delhi. RT-PCR test helps in early detection and timely treatment of the coronavirus disease.
The prices of the RT-PCR test at Max Lab in Delhi are government mandated and reasonable. The RT PCR test is done with a nasal or throat swab and provides highly accurate reports. In order to prevent the spread of the disease, RT PCR testing is deemed essential.
RT PCR test in Delhi is prescribed for people who exhibit the following symptoms:
In addition to these aforementioned symptoms, individuals who have come in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals are recommended to get tested without any delay. Also, it is advised to comply with all the COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing, wearing masks, etc. Getting the COVID test done on arrival in Delhi would be a wise step.
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Yes. There are several symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cold, cough, body pain, and nausea. However, there have also been instances where people have tested positive, despite showing no symptoms of COVID-19. That is why it is advised that individuals undergo a rapid RT-PCR test for COVID-19, especially if they come in contact with someone who is COVID positive
A person infected by the COVID-19 virus may start showing symptoms of coronavirus within 1-14 days of exposure, which is known as the incubation period. Mild to moderate COVID-19 infections may last for up to two weeks. It may also take some people up to 6 weeks to recover. As some people show symptoms of coronavirus, while many others do not, it is recommended to opt for a rapid RT PCR test for COVID-19 proactively in case of suspected exposure and to isolate oneself as soon as any symptoms appear
The RT-PCR test for COVID-19 requires a throat and nasal swab for accurate results. A rapid antigen test on the other hand can be performed with a nasal swab alone. The swabs are collected by Max Lab technicians, and you can also avail home collection services for both the rapid antigen and RT PCR tests from Max Lab, at government mandated prices
Of the two types of tests for coronavirus, the RT-PCR test provides higher accuracy. People who need an instant report for travelling or any other purpose generally opt for an RT-PCR as well. The RT-PCR test detects specific proteins that are present in the COVID-19 virus and looks for the presence of RNA (genetic material) in the immune system. That is why, the RT-PCR, providing a more comprehensive report of the infection, is the more accurate type of corona test.
The price of a COVID-19 test in Delhi at Max Lab is based on government mandated prices and is quite affordable. You can check the price of the COVID-19 test you wish to opt for here. Reports of the tests are generated within 24 hours of sample collection and can be viewed online as well.
Within 24 hours of the sample collection procedure for the coronavirus test. You can also check your RT-PCR report online at our website and download the same with ease.
Follow these steps to check your RT-PCR test report online:
Step 1: Click “Download Report” on the Max Lab website.
Step 2: Enter your registered mobile number in the box that pops up at the time of login. Click “Send OTP”
Step 3: Proceed with logging in using the OTP that is sent to your number.
Step 4: Select the name of the patient.
Step 5: Click on the link to download the report.
If you need any more assistance, you can reach out to us at +91 7982 100 200
It is not mandatory to get a COVID-19 test for air travel domestically but there are several states and union territories in India that require visitors to carry a negative RT-PCR report (no older than 72 hours). That is why you should check the protocols put in place by the government of the state or union territory that you are travelling to at least 72 hours before your travel dates, so you can book an RT-PCR test with Max Lab in time if you need to.
Yes. The RT-PCR test for COVID-19 can be performed for kids and infants as well. If the mother or caregiver tests positive for COVID-19, you can opt for a home sample collection for any child or infant (symptomatic or asymptomatic) with Max Lab.
For a COVID-19 test at Max Lab, you can choose from an RT-PCR test, rapid antibody test, rapid antigen test, TrueNat test, or CB NAAT test. Reports for this COVID-19 test is generated by Max Lab within 24 hours of sample collection.