Practo has announced that COVID-19 tests or Corona Virus Test are now available on its platform. Practo has partnered with Thyrocare to conduct the detection tests, which has been authorised by the government of India and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The test is available for Mumbai residents, and will soon be expanded to the rest of the country. A valid doctor's prescription, duly filled Test Requisition Form signed by the physician, and a photo ID card has to be presented at the time of testing
Certified phlebotomists from I2H will collect the samples from the patients' homes directly for FREE, They will be taking all necessary precautions mentioned in the ICMR guidelines while taking the swabs.
The Swab that is taken during the test will be collected in a viral transport medium (VTM) and will be transported in a cold chain to the Thyrocare laboratory which has been selected for COVID-19 testing. The report will be made available to the patients on the Practo website within 24-48 hours of the sample collections