Pathology Lab – At Atulaya we use the latest technology and applications, bar coding, bidirectional interfacing, multi centric laboratory covering all the major parameters required in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
We adhere to the quality management guidelines right from the sample collection so as to achieve the stringent quality certification nationally within the shortest possible time. Our labs are NABL Accredited for most processes.
“We Endeavour – To Provide Quality Services with Cost Effectiveness.”
The RT PCR Test is considered to be the most reliable diagnostic test for COVID-19. This molecular test detects the presence of the virus's genetic material, RNA, in respiratory samples such as throat or nasal swabs. The procedure involves collecting the patient's swab samples and sending them to a laboratory for analysis. A positive result indicates an active infection, and negative results can help rule out COVID-19 infection.
Procedure: Throat and/or Nose Swabbing
RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the body. It is considered the gold standard for COVID-19 testing as it is highly accurate and can detect even small amounts of the virus in the sample.
During the test, a swab is taken from the nose or throat of the patient, and the genetic material from the virus is extracted from the sample. The genetic material is then converted into DNA and amplified to a detectable level using the PCR technique.
The results of the RT-PCR test usually take a few hours to a few days to be processed, depending on the laboratory's capacity. This test is recommended for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient.