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Mumbai Residents Can Get Home Sample Collection For COVID RT-PCR Test!

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By now we have all heard of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. The second wave of COVID has struck and this time more people are contracting it than during the last year. Mumbai has witnessed one of the highest infection rates in the country. That is why people of the city need to save the information pertaining to the COVID-19 RT-PCR home sample collection so that if the need arises, no time will be wasted trying to book a test. 

How can you register?

Registration is simple and will just take a couple of minutes. Just fill in the suspected COVID patient’s name, phone number, your preferred sample collection date, Pincode and Aadhar card number. 

Click here to get the form and book a test now.

The test costs INR 800 and you will receive the report within 48 hours.

Precautions adopted by Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists are the experts who collect samples and administer COVID-19 RT-PCR tests.

Safety precautions taken by their phlebotomists are – 

  • Double-mask
  • Frequent hand-sanitization
  • Fresh gloves for every collection
  • Fresh RT-PCR kits 

Home collection benefits

A phlebotomist will arrive at your place and administer the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. The home collection of the sample can be very beneficial when the patient is experiencing intense COVID symptoms and cannot travel to a sample collection centre.

The home sample collection also mitigates the risk of being exposed to other people who might have contracted COVID.

Share this form with all your friends and acquaintances. Anyone might need to book a test at any minute. 

What is an RT-PCR test?

RT-PCR stands for a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The virus leaves its RNS in your nose and throat mucus. This test can find traces of virus RNA. 

When should you opt for an RT-PCR test?

If you suspect that you have been exposed to COVID or experience the following symptoms, consider getting tested –

  • Fever
  • Body ache
  • Headache
  • Allergies or rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing 
  • No sense of smell or taste

If even one of these symptoms shows up, have a word with your doctor.

If you want, you can also get tested at your nearest walk-in COVID test centre in Mumbai. Here is a full list of walk-in centres in Mumbai.

Do exercise caution and restraint. Only go out when absolutely urgent. Wear the double-mask and sanitize your hands. Book a test or travel to your nearest COVID-19 RT-PCR Test centre the moment COVID symptoms manifest. 

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