Tue. Jun 15th, 2021

IIT Delhi set to conduct Covid-19 tests on ICMR-approved campus lab for half the priceNEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi started offering the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 on its campus from Tuesday for a discounted price of Rs 1,200.

“We are offering a 50% discount compared to most other private labs in Delhi,” Jatin Goyal, managing director of Corosure and New Tech Medical Devices, told ET.

The test is being conducted at a new Indian Council of Medical Research-approved laboratory opened on the campus. The lab is using Corosure, a testing kit which uses the diagnostic assay developed by IIT Delhi. The kits are being manufactured by New Tech Medical Devices.

There are currently over 50 private labs in Delhi where Covid-19 tests are being conducted.

The testing facility was inaugurated by IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao on Tuesday for institute employees as well as the general public.

The lab can cater to about 2,000 patient samples in a day. “We can expand the testing capacity as per the need,” said Goyal. “One does not need a doctor’s prescription or a prior appointment for the RT-PCR test.”

The sample collection facility will provide the test report within 24 hours.

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