testing is done on commercial ICMR approved RT- PCR kit/ US FDA/ EU CE IVD
approved kits. The test result
pertains to the
Results are released with a valid internal and positive control.
result does not rule out the possibility of Covid-19 infection.
sampling and testing of lower respiratory specimen is strongly recommended in
severe/ progressive lung disease.
test after a gap of 2-4 days after the collection of first sample.
test result is only tentative. Detection of the analyte target does not indicate
that the viruses are infectious.
negative results may be attributed to improper sample collection, improper
transport and treatment. Presence of
mutations & insufficient RNA specific to SARS-CoV-2 can influence the test
7. As per
ICMR guidelines, the contact and test details of all patients undergoing COVID -
19 testing need to be uploaded on
the ICMR reporting
portal and the same will be accessed by stakeholders including IDSP, MoHFW for
timely initiation of
contact tracing and
appropriate control measures.
8. Test done at Molecular
Diagnostics Laboratory The Oxford Medical Colleg,Hospital and Research