RT-PCR test results 24 hours a day: In Karnataka Government Labs

Bengaluru : The Karnataka government on Wednesday directed the state labs and testing agencies to provide the results of RT-PCR tests 24 hours after the collection of samples.

It also directed that the test results be updated on the ICMR portal. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Jawad Akhtar in an order referred to the Karnataka High Court’s directive to the government in this regard in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus outbreak in the state.

“In addition to giving RT-PCR test results within 24 hours, the information should also be updated on the ICMR portal,” he said. The High Court on Saturday directed the state government to issue necessary instructions to the authorities and laboratories for giving results soon, not more than 24 hours. Sources said there were complaints of delays in getting test results, in some cases up to three to four days.

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