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SpiceHealth launches RT-PCR Covid tests at Rs 499; result in just 6 hours

An initiative of SpiceJet and GeneStore promoters, SpiceHealth has signed an MoU with ICMR to set up testing facilities and collection centres across the country

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A healthcare worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a man to conduct tests for Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) amid the spread of the disease in New Delhi

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will offer free Covid RT-PCR testing at the mobile testing lab inaugurated on Monday at its headquarters in Delhi. The test, being provided by SpiceHealth, an initiative of the promoters of SpiceJet and GeneStore, will be available at a cost of Rs 499.
 
The test report would be available within six to eight hours from the time of sample collection, compared with an average 24-48 hours taken by similar tests at present.
 
The company plans to conduct a significant proportion of the tests in collaboration with central government agencies and state governments. “This

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First Published: Nov 23 2020 | 9:50 PM IST

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