Chandigarh Health Department revises rates for COVID-19 test by private laboratories; maximum prices for RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen test to cost Rs. 900/- and Rs. 500/- respectively

The Health Department, Chandigarh (Department) has in an Order dated 20.11.2020 issued the revised rates for COVID-19 testing in Chandigarh.

The maximum rates chargeable for testing by private laboratories are fixed as follows:

  1. RT-PCR Testing – Rs. 900/- (Reduced from earlier fixed rate of Rs. 1200/-)
  2. Rapid Antigen Test – Rs.500/- (Reduced from earlier fixed rate of Rs. 650/-)

The test rates are inclusive of GST/Taxes along with pick-up cost, PPE, packing, transportation of samples, and documentation and reporting within Chandigarh.

Additionally, all laboratories conducting COVID-19 tests have been instructed to follow the guidelines issued by ICMR from time to time.


Source: Health Department, Chandigarh


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