List of Approved COVID-19 Testing Labs in Chennai,
Comprehensive list of all the ICMR (Govt.) Approved testing labs for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in Chennai,.
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VHS Lab Services, VHS Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai
Neelankarai, Chennai,, 600041, Tamil Nadu, India
The list includes government and private testing laboratories with their contact numbers and addresses. Daily updated with latest information for your convenience. Source - ICMR
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the COVID-19 Test Required For Travel Purposes ?
It is currently mandatory to show a COVID-19 Negative RT PCR Report on Entry in various states. These guidelines keep changing, so it recommended to check the guidelines and get tested accordingly. You can check out the State Wise COVID-19 Travel Guidelines HERE.
It is Mandatory for all International Travel to or From India. The traveller has to produce a COVID-19 NEGATIVE RT PCR Report not older than 72 Hours of their Travel.
Some countries have very stringent guidelines and formats for the Reports, so it is recommended to check properly before getting tested and travel.
How Do I take the Test for COVID-19 or Coronavirus?
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COVID-19 or Coronavirus Detection is done using the recommended RT PCR (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, which is the worldwide gold standard test. It is conducted by ICMR approved labs having BSL-2 (Bio Safety Level 2) and NABL certification. We work with the best labs in the country to provide you the COVID-19 Test.
For Private Laboratories, it is recommended you Book an Appointment Online.
The Cost of the COVID-19 (RT-PCR) Test is priced as per the State guidelines and capped pricing for Labs.
The Home Collection for COVID-19 is available in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Trivandrum, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Lucknow, Baroda, Indore, Ernakulum, Calicut, and more.
You can Book Online, contact us for more details, call or Whatsapp on 7827887020.
Samples are collected at Home using proper safety measures and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits.
You can also opt to get tested at Government Laboratories, you can call the State Helpline numbers or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s 24X7 helpline at 011-23978046.
The State/ UT wise helplines can be found here: List of State Covid Helplines.
What Documents do I need to get Tested for COVID-19?
As per the government regulations, certain documents are required to be submitted at the time of testing for government records.
1. Photo ID (Aadhaar card/ Voter Id/ Passport) - Proof of current address and contact number of the suspect patient to be provided at the time of sample collection.
2. Duly filled ICMR Patient proforma/ TRF (Test Requisition Form). Download the Form
These are requirements defined by Govt. of India without which testing of COVID-19 or 2019-novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is not allowed.
When Should I Get Tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) ?
As per the Official Testing Guidelines laid out by ICMR, you should consider getting tested for COVID-19 in any of the following cases:
- - If you have any Signs/ Symptoms similar to COVID-19, such as High Fever, Dry Cough or Respiratory sickness, or Loss of Taste and/ or Smell.
- - You have recently been in Contact with (or in the Close Vicinity of) a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
- - You are a Healthcare worker who may have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
On the recommendation of a Doctor, you can proceed to get Tested for COVID-19.
If you want to Consult a Doctor Online, you can BOOK A CONSULT with our expert doctors. They will guide you on the best course of action.
What Types of COVID-19 Tests are Available?RT-PCR Test
As per ICMR guidelines, RT-PCR (Real Time Reverse TranscriptionPolymerase Chain Reaction) based test is the recommended testing method followed for COVID-19 Testing.
A Nasal (Nasopharyngeal) and Throat (Oropharyngeal) Swab is collected for testing by taking due safety measures.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antibody Test is also available in India, which enables testing using blood samples. This test is only used for serosurveillance purposes, for the detection of the extent of spread and whether the person has contracted COVID-19 in the past. It should not be undertaken by people currently suffering from COVID-19 or having any symptoms.
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Samples can be collected at Home, and Reports provided Online within 24 Hours.
CORPORATE or GROUP PACKAGES are also available. You can call or Whatsapp on 7827887020
RAT or Rapid Antigen Test
The other type of testing available to the masses, is the Rapid Antigen Test (or RAT). It is available at various government facilities and testing centers. This enables the patient to get tested quickly as the results are available within an hour.
For more information on Types of Test for COVID-19, you can check out our blog.
You can get COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate for Travel Purposes (Domestice or International), Surgery or Hospitalization, Official Work, and other purposes also, at these approved labs.
The detailed list of labs provided here, contains COVID-19 Testing Labs in Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and all other states.
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