Government of Gujarat fixes maximum amount for RT-PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT tests done by Laboratories; maximum Rs. 1500/- to be charged if patient goes to the lab and Rs. 2000/- if sample is collected from home

The Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Gujarat in an Order dated 17th September, 2020 has revised maximum rates for COVID-19 testing (RT-PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT) by laboratories.

Going forward, if a patient goes to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing and gives his sample for testing, then a maximum amount of Rs. 1500/- will be charged. In addition to this, if sample of the patient is collected from his home by laboratory technicians then a maximum amount of Rs. 2000/- will be charged. This amount will include all expenses.

Further, if a laboratory charges more than the amount mentioned in this Order for RT-PCR/TrueNAT/CBNAAT test then that laboratory’s license will be revoked.

Please note that the Order is in Vernacular and we have translated it to the best of our understanding. Once an official translation is available, we will update in case there is a requirement.

 

Source : Health and Family Welfare Department, Gujarat

 

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