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XCyton COVID-19 Test Snapshot

Test CodeMGX035
Test NameCOVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) RT-PCR test
Turn Around Time (TAT)24 - 48 hours
Sample Type
  • Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swab
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) / Endotracheal Aspirate
  • Sputum
MethodReal-time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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  • COVID-19 is a infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
  • This new virus (SARS-CoV2) and the disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
  • COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
  • Rapid and accurate diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection is cornerstone to limit further spread of the virus and ultimately to eliminate the virus from human society.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • Fever
  • This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea

Do's and Don'ts

COVID-19 Diagnosis

  • Real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT -PCR) is the mainstay of SARS-CoV2 detection in vitro. The RT-PCR test is regarded as the current gold standard for molecular diagnosis with high sensitivity. rRT-PCR kit is validated by ICMR
  • rRT-PCR assay detects and amplifies one or more loci of the RNA virus

Critical Requirement and Reporting

  • Signed prescription from medical professional, valid government photo ID such as aadhar, voter ID, driving license or passport with current address
  • Duly filled and signed test requisition form (TRF)
  • All patients’ reports with defined Government bodies will be shared with ICMR as per the guidelines of Govt of India/ICMR

Who can opt for the COVID-19 Test

  • Symptomatic international traveller in last 14 days
  • Symptomatic contact of lab confirmed case
  • Symptomatic healthcare worker
  • Hospitalized SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness) patient
  • Asymptomatic direct and high risk contact of lab confirmed case
  • Asymptomatic healthcare worker in contact with confirmed case without adequate protection
  • Symptomatic Influenza Like Illness (ILI) patient in hospital/ MoHFW identified clusters


Novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can transfer to people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas

Based on the information available currently, elderly population and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions might be at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19

  • Asthma
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
  • Severe obesity
  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
  • Immunocompromised
  • Liver disease

1. Social distancing

A. Avoid contact with someone who shows symptoms of possible COVID-19 – anyone having a cold or cough or fever.

B. Avoid non-essential travel and use of public transport.

C. Avoid public places, crowds and large family get together. Keep in touch with friends and relatives using phone, internet, and social media.

D. Avoid routine visits to hospitals / labs. For minor problems, contact hospital or HF clinic by phone or helpline number if possible. If you are regularly checking INR and adjusting blood thinning medicines, please contact the doctor over phone if possible and try and avoid a hospital visit as much as possible.

2. Hand hygiene

A. Avoid handshakes and touching face with hands

B. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently – do this for at least 20-30 seconds and systematically to clean all parts of the hand.

C. Alcohol based hand-sanitisers are also useful. D. Avoid touching possibly contaminated areas/objects – Public toilet doors, door handles etc.

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