RT-PCR tests

No RT-PCR test for vaccinated MPs in Monsoon Session

In the last Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha Secretariat had introduced another online application to allow the members to mark their attendance without having to physically sign the register.

published on : 13th July 2021

All Sri Lanka first-team players test negative in latest RT-PCR, likely to enter bubble on Monday 

It is now expected that the players would be allowed to enter the bio-bubble by Monday as they complete a week-long hard quarantine after their arrival from the United Kingdom.

published on : 11th July 2021

Demand for RT-PCR tests rises, but small labs not keen due to price cap

He added private labs would be hesitant to start rapid RT-PCR tests for travellers because of the unscientific pricing.

published on : 9th July 2021

Will increase daily Covid testing capacity to 45 lakh: Centre

Of the 25 lakh testing capacity in the country at present, 13 lakh tests are RT-PCR tests and the rest are rapid antigen tests.

published on : 17th May 2021

Low-quality kits call accuracy of RT-PCR tests into question

The RT-PCR test has long been considered the gold standard for diagnosing  Covid-19.

published on : 13th May 2021

‘No shortage of Remdesivir, beds, oxygen in state’

Principal secy (health) says state performing 70K RT-PCR tests a day, asks people with mild symptoms to get admitted to care centres

published on : 29th April 2021

COVID clinical symptoms, CT scans/X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives: Experts

Amid SARS COV-2 'variants of concern' circulating, they said RT-PCR tests do not miss mutations as the ones being used in India target more than two genes.

published on : 20th April 2021

Telangana ranks lowest in RT-PCR tests

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released new data which puts Telangana at the bottom in terms of conducting RT-PCR tests to curtail Covid-19.

published on : 2nd April 2021

India records nearly 40,000 COVID cases in 24 hours, highest for 2021

Maharashtra alone reported the highest daily new cases at 25,833 or 65% of the daily cases. The western state was followed by Punjab with 2,369 cases while Kerala reported 1,899 new cases.

published on : 19th March 2021

COVID-19: Higher positive test reports in Maharashtra private labs than government ones

The positivity rate of private labs was 18.76 per cent compared to 12.61 per cent for government ones, with a possible reason being the former deploying more rapid antigen test kits.

published on : 28th February 2021

Kerala govt hikes RT-PCR test charge to Rs 1700

While the state has are over 500 private labs to conduct antigen tests, the number of centres for RT-PCR tests is just 40. The tests conducted in government facilities are free of charge. 

published on : 9th February 2021

Kerala relies more on antigen tests despite CM’s PCR promise

However, not all health experts are convinced of the study findings.

published on : 3rd February 2021

Measures intensified to stem Covid spread in Kochi, tests to be increased

In the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Ernakulam, the district administration decided to increase the number of RT-PCR tests.

published on : 31st January 2021

Coronavirus: Odisha asked to increase RT-PCR tests

While the testing has reduced significantly over the last one week following the decline in new cases, over 85 per cent of tests conducted in Odisha are RATs.

published on : 13th December 2020

Odisha cuts cost of RT-PCR test by private labs to Rs 400, lowest in India

The State Government has also decided to reduce the cost of rapid antigen tests. A notification in this regard is expected within a day or two.

published on : 2nd December 2020