Chandigarh, January 13
The UT Administration in the present day revised the cap on Covid-19 take a look at charges and ordered all personal laboratories to decrease the fees.
A most of Rs299 will now be charged for Covid-19 RT-PCR testing carried out at personal laboratories within the metropolis. The sooner mounted most cost per take a look at was Rs450. It is going to be inclusive of GST/all taxes, value concerned in pick-up, PPE, packing, transportation of samples, documentation and reporting.
The worth for the Speedy Antigen Check (RAT) stays unchanged at Rs350.
The IgG-based ELISA testing (antibody take a look at) has been mounted at Rs250. The samples collected via residence visits will value Rs200. The higher cap for True Nat testing is Rs1,250.
The UT Administration stated the charges had been revised “after due consideration and considering the price of kits and consumables and charges mounted by the Haryana and Punjab governments”.
Any personal lab discovered charging a better quantity shall be penalised beneath Part 188 of the IPC.