The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved a number of laboratories, both government and private, for RT-PCR test to detect Covid19 infection.
Where a person will have to go for Covid19 RT-PCR tests in Guwahati?
According to the list of ICMR, the RT-PCR test for Covid19 can be done in government laboratories of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (lASST), Guwahati
and the Army 151 Base Hospital, Basistha; Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Jalukbari;
A person can also undergo his/her Covid19 RT-PCR test in a number of ICMR-approved private laboratories in Guwahati.
These private laboratories include Ultracare Diagnostic Centre, Ashok Path, Survey, Beltola; Dr Lal Pathlabs Ltd., MRD Road, Chandmari; Krsnaa Diagnostics Pvt Ltd; Department of Laboratory Services, Ayursundra Superspeciality Hospital, Ahom Gaon; Molecular Testing Lab, GNRC Lab services, GNRC Hospitals, Dispur.
Dept of Lab Medicine, North-East Health City Pvt Ltd, Koinadhara; Dispur Clinical Lab, Dispur Hospital Campus, Ganeshguri; Dept of Clinical Lab, Hayat Hospital Pvt Ltd, Odalbakra; Dept of Lab Medicine, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Near Tolaram Bafna Medical Complex, Amingaon.
Molecular Diagnostic Lab, Pratiksha Hospital, Borbari; Marwari Hospitals, Athgaon; Phoenix Diagnostics, Assam Trunk Road, Bharalumukh; Laboratory services, Down Town hospital Ltd; Central Nursing Home, Beltola
Nemcare Hospital, Bhangagarh; Department of Laboratory Sciences – Molecular Laboratory, NEMCARE Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Bhangagarh; Dept of Molecular Biology Lab, Gate Hospital, Geetanagar; Sanjevani Hospital, Maligaon.
The Apollo Hospitals has also an ICMR-approved laboratory for Covid19 RT-PCR test.
The Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test is the most recommended one for tracing the Covid19 infection in individuals suffering from influenza-like symptoms.
This particular lab test has a specificity rate – meaning it can identify individuals without disease of nearly 100% and a sensitivity rate – the ability to identify those with COVID19 by 67%.