RT PCR means Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction. The RT PCR test is known for the most accurate and efficient testing for coronavirus. RT PCR is done by collecting swabs from the nose and throat for identification of virus in the person. The testing is done by trained professionals with the help of RT PCR kit. It's a test to detect genetic material from specific organisms such as Covid virus.
People who experience flu-like symptoms of Covid such as fever, runny nose, difficulty in breathing, loss of smell and taste, bodyache, headache, dry cough, sore throat are some of the major symptoms of coronavirus. Sometime most people get confused between common cold and coronavirus as they both have similar symptoms. Hence, if the person feels any experience of one of the symptoms and has doubt , according to ICMR guidelines it is adversible to get Covid-19 RT PCR test done.
The positive result means that the person has an infection of coronavirus.If the results are negative that means the person probably didn't have a corona infection.
RT PCR is a nasal swab or oral swab test , not a blood test. At CNC Pathlab, we perform RT PCR tests by using advanced technology of Real time RT PCR machines.
The sample report of the RT PCR test is generally available in 24-48hours after the sample collection. The report can also be accessed online.
Any Government approved photo id (Aadhar card, votar card, passport identification) is mandatory for the test. RT PCR test can be done near you.
Nasal Swab Testing: By inserting a long stick with soft brush on the end put in the nose that soft bristles will collect a sample for analysis. The swab has to go inside the nose so that cells and fluids must be collected from along the entire passageway that is connected to the base nose.
Throat Swab Testing: throat testing is done by taking saliva of the person.
RT PCR results usually take 24-49 hours and can take from a few hours to a week to receive COVID-19 test report. The time of result will be depending on the type of test and from where the test has been done.
It is advisable to visit your nearby doctor or medical consultant with your final test results.
The costing of the RT PCR test is dependent from one state to another. You can either book a test through our website or avail our services in our Delhi location.
For Railways no test requirement for travelling. Air travel requires RT PCR tests. But for domestic air travel, some cities require RT PCR while others allow RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) and antibody tests.
Tests are depending on the conditions of the patient. As of now Antibody tests are generally recommended by doctors.