Delhi caps RT-PCR cost at Rs 800, Rs 1200 for home collectio
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered bringing down the rates of the RT-PCR tests, the most reliable diagnosis to detect the presence of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The new order caps RT-PCR cost at Rs 800 for the samples that are collected by private-sector labs, and at Rs 1200 for the samples that are collected through home visits.

“I have directed that the rates of RT-PCR tests be reduced in Delhi. Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in government establishments, however, this will help those who get their tests done in private labs,” he wrote on Twitter.

According to the new order dated 30 November 2020, the rates of RT-PCR based molecular testing for COVID-19 in Delhi by Private sector labs is fixed as per below details:

1. Samples that are collected by the govt. teams and collected from collection sites by private-sector labs as requisitioned by District/Hospitals - Rs 800 (inclusive of all taxes)

2. Samples that are collected at Labs, hospitals, collection facilities - Rs 800 (inclusive of all taxes)

3. Samples that are collected through home visits - Rs 1200 (inclusive of all taxes)

The order noted, "all labs/hospitals will display the revised rates at a prominent place latest within 24 hours of this order".

Source: https://twitter.com/ArvindKejriwal/status/1333291926687125505
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