What is 2019 Novel Corona Virus - RT PCR (Covid - RT PCR) test?
Real-Time - Polymerase Chain Reaction for SARS Cov-2 test is used to check whether a person has been affected by the Covid virus (COVID-19 or Coronavirus-19). It is considered to be the gold standard test for the detection of coronavirus. This test is only performed on samples collected at home. Aadhar card is mandatory for sample collection.
What happens during this test?
Your doctor may be best positioned to answer this
When to take this test?
Upper Respiratory Tract
Positve / Negative
Frequency to repeat test
Based on doctor advice / Most common symptoms:
Precautions to be taken before for the test
No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions on Covid - 19 RT PCR Test
1. What is the full form of RT PCR test?
Ans: The full form of RT-PCR is Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction. A Covid RT PCR test is conducted to find the presence of Coronavirus that causes Covid 19.
2. How to book a Covid RT PCR test near me in Gurgaon?
Ans: If you’re looking for a "RT PCR test near me" in Gurgaon, your search ends here. With Orange Health, you no longer need to step out of your home for the test.
Just book a RT PCR test through Orange Health's website and our eMedic will collect your sample within 60 minutes of booking the test from your home, office.. any place of your convenience! The sample will be taken to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab for testing. Your reports will be shared with you within 9 hours over WhatsApp. You can always view the reports on our app too!
3. What is the cost of the RT PCR test in Gurgaon?
Ans: The cost of a RT PCR test at Orange Health in Gurgaon is Rs.499.
4. How long does it take to get the results of the COVID-19 PCR test in Gurgaon?
Ans: You will receive your RT PCR test results within 9 hours of sample collection in Gurgaon.
5. How to read RT PCR report?
Ans: Positive Report - A Positive RT PCR report indicates the presence of coronavirus in the body. If your report is positive, please self-quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. Please consult a doctor immediately and follow his/her advice.
Negative Report - A Negative RT PCR report indicates there is no virus detected in the body. However, you are advised to follow all Covid guidelines to ensure safety.
6. How can I find ICMR approved labs near me for the Covid test?
Ans: If you’re searching for “ICMR approved labs near me for covid test”, your search ends here. Orange Health has an ICMR approved lab serving across Gurgaon. At Orange Health, you get tested within 60 minutes and get the report within 9 hours.
7. I need a RT PCR report for travel purposes. How soon can I get my report?
Ans: Orange Health provides accurate RT PCR test reports within 9 hours of sample collection for both domestic & international travel.
8. Can the RT PCR test help in detecting the Omicron variant?
Ans: Yes, a RT PCR test can accurately detect the Omicron variant.
9. Can I avail at-home sample collection for a Covid RT PCR test on weekends?
With Orange Health you can avail at-home sample collection service 7 days a week from 6:30 AM to 10 PM.
10. Is fasting required for a Covid RT PCR test?
A Covid RT PCR test does not require fasting.
11. What is the difference between TrueNat and RT PCR?
Both RT PCR and TrueNat require nasal or oral swabs for samples but use very different procedures to draw results. This leads to a substantial time difference in report availability.
RT PCR, the most often used Covid-19 test uses the one-step “reverse transcription” testing method where the Covid-19 virus’ RNA is converted into DNA to ascertain the presence of Covid-19 virus in the test sample taken from the patients. RT PCR reports are available within 9 hours.
TrueNat is a chip-based automated test that uses the nasal and oral swab to determine the presence of the virus in the sample. It’s much faster than RT PCR. The test report is available within half an hour.
RT PCR requires a complete laboratory set up while TrueNat is a portable device and can be used in remote locations as well.
Between the two, RT PCR is more reliable in the detection of the Covid-19 virus.
12. What are the documents required for RT PCR test?
You’ll have to share a copy of the passport or Aadhar card.
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