Approval received from NABL/ICMR to carry out COVID-19 testing in India
GenePath Diagnostics' Pune lab has recently been accredited by NABL for H1N1 Influenza A Testing by qRT-PCR and on that basis has been approved by NABL and ICMR to carry out molecular (qRT-PCR) testing for COVID-19 from its Pune lab. Please note, that this is not antibody-based testing.
Testing can only be carried out with a prescription from a registered medical practitioner (with registration number clearly stated on the prescription form) and government issued ID for the patient (preferably an Aadhar card).
Results from the testing of all patients, whether positive or negative, is uploaded daily to the ICMR website along with details on the patient, their ID and the referring doctor's information, per the requirements of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.