COVID-19 – Everything You Need to Know About the Testing Process 

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There is no dearth of information regarding what the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is and what the precautions are against contracting it. There are also daily updates on the extent of the spread on a global scale.

Here we provide in-depth information on testing, including who gets tested, what kind of tests are conducted, and a state-wise database of government and private labs that are conducting COVID-19 tests.

Coronavirus is spread through droplets generated by coughing or sneezing by an infected person. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has provided specific guidelines for testing COVID-19.

Who Gets Tested

Based on the objective to contain the COVID-19 infection, the ICMR guidelines for COVID-19 testing has been revised thrice till date. The revised strategy on who will get tested as of 20 March 2020 are as follows:

  • Testing guidelines for Asymptomatic individuals who have travelled internationally in the last 14 days:
    1. Must be quarantined at home for 14 days.
    2. Family members living with the said individual to be home quarantined.
    3. Will be tested ONLY if they become symptomatic (they have fever, cough, difficulty in breathing)
  • Symptomatic contacts of individuals confirmed having COVID-19, through laboratory testing.
  • Symptomatic healthcare workers.
  • Hospitalised patients who have Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (cough AND fever with/without shortness of breath).
  • Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts* of a COVID-19 positive patient to be tested between day 5 and 14, after coming in contact with the patient. Testing will be done once.

Direct and high risk contacts refer to those living in the same household as a patient who has tested positive for the virus and healthcare workers who treated the patient without suitable protection recommended by WHO (World Health Organization).

All those who test positive, will be isolated and treated under the standard protocol.

Testing Process

Samples of nasal swabs and throat swabs are collected for testing. Collected samples will be sent to testing laboratories designated by Government health authorities and IDSP (Integrated Disease Surveillance Program).

121 government laboratories and 47 private laboratories have been approved by ICMR for testing COVID-19 samples (as of 16 March 2020).

Lab tests at private laboratories will only be offered to those who have a prescription from a physician according to the ICMR guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

Commercial kits are now being used for the diagnosis for COVID-19 after meeting the guidelines.

What is the Cost of Testing?

Currently, testing is being done free of charge for all individuals who require to be tested as per the guidelines.

For others, the cost for the first step screening analysis is Rs.1,500 and the additional analysis for confirmation is Rs.3,000.

This information is correct as of 17 March 2020.

Serological Testing

In order to better understand the epidemiology of COVID-19 in India, ICMR will soon start serological testing.

A serological test typically looks for antibodies present in your blood. It is different from a diagnostic test in that it does not determine active infection through swabs. It will help determine if a person was previously exposed to COVID-19 (asymptomatic persons) by the presence of antibodies.

According to Randeep Guleria, Chairman of the high-level expert committee formed to review the testing strategy for Covid-19 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), serological tests will help generate data and understand whether people have been exposed to the virus.

At present, random samples are being tested to determine community transmission. Serological tests are believed to further aid researchers to identify and trace people, as well as understand the behaviour of the virus.

ICMR is presently contemplating using this test on people who come in contact with COVID-19 patients.

An antibody kit will be used to perform this test. ICMR invited bids for the same on 25 March 2020. ICMR estimates the need for 1 million such testing kits for the country.

Testing Centres

ICMR – National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune is the resource centre for the VRDL (Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories) network. It also bears responsibility for technical training to perform molecular as well as serological assays for virological diagnostics.

List of Operational Government Laboratories for COVID-19 Testing (as of 16 March 2020):

S.No. Names of States Names of Medical Colleges
1. Andhra Pradesh (4)
  1. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
  2. Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
  3. Sidhartha Medical College, Vijaywada
  4. Govt. Medical College, Ananthpur
2. Assam (4)
  1. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
  2. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
  3. Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat
  4. Silchar Medical College, Silchar
3. Bihar (2)
  1. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
  2. Indira Gandhi Institute Medical Sciences, Patna
4. Chandigarh (2)
  1. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh – 239 samples can be tested
  2. Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh
5. Chhattisgarh (2)
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur
  2. Late Baliram Kashyap M Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur
6. Delhi (6)
  1. All India Institute Medical Sciences
  2. Lady Hardinge Medical College
  3. National Centre for Disease Control
  4. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
  5. Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences
  6. Army Hospital Research & Referral
7. Gujarat (5)
  1. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  2. MP Shah Govt Medical College, Jamnagar
  3. Govt. Medical College, Surat
  4. Govt. Medical College, Bhavnagar
  5. Govt. Medical College, Vadodara
8. Haryana (2)
  1. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
  2. BPS Govt. Medical College, Sonipat
9. Himachal Pradesh (2)
  1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
  2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, Tanda
10. Jammu & Kashmir (4)
  1. Govt. Medical College, Jammu
  2. Command Hospital (NC) Udhampur
  3. Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
  4. Govt. Medical College, Srinagar
11. Jharkhand (2)
  1. MGM Medical College & Hospital, Jamshedpur
  2. Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi
12. Karnataka (7)
  1. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan
  2. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
  3. Shimoga Instt. of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga
  4. Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru
  5. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru - 1400 samples can be tested
  6. National Institute of Virology, Bangalore Field Unit, Bengaluru - 400 samples can be tested
  7. Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga -
13. Kerala (9)
  1. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Alappuzha
  2. Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  4. Govt. Medical College, Thrissur
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
  6. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram
  7. State Public Health Laboratory, Trivandrum
  8. Interuniversity, Kottayam
  9. Malabar Cancer Center, Thalassery
14. Maharashtra (8)
  1. National Institute of Virology, Pune
  2. Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  3. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
  4. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Mumbai
  5. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  6. BJ Medical College, Pune
  7. Indira Gandhi Govt. Medical College, Nagpur
  8. Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai
15. Madhya Pradesh (4)
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal
  2. National Institute for Research on Tribal Health, Jabalpur
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore
  4. Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
16. Manipur (2)
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Med. Sciences, Imphal East, Manipur
  2. Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal
17. Meghalaya (1) 1. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya
18. Odisha (2)
  1. Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneshwar
19. Puducherry (1) 1. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
20. Punjab (2)
  1. Govt. Medical College, Amritsar
  2. Govt. Medical College, Patiala
21. Rajasthan (8)
  1. Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur
  2. Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur
  3. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar
  4. RNT Medical College, Udaipur
  5. SP Medical College, Bikaner
  6. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
  7. JLN Medical College, Ajmer
  8. Govt. Medical College, Kota
22. Tamil Nadu (10)
  1. King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
  2. Madras Medical College, Chennai
  3. Govt. Theni Medical College, Theni
  4. Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli
  5. Govt. Medical College, Thiruvarur
  6. Kumar Mangalam Govt. Medical College, Salem
  7. Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore
  8. Govt. Medical College, Villupuram
  9. Madurai Medical College, Madurai
  10. Govt. Medical College, Trichy
23. Telangana (5)
  1. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
  2. Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  3. Sir Ronald Ross of Tropical & Communicable Diseases, Hyderabad.
  4. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  5. Institute of Preventive Medicine, Hyderabad
24. Tripura (1) 1. Government Medical College, Agartala
25. Uttar Pradesh (8)
  1. King George Medical University, Lucknow
  2. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
  4. Command Hospital, Lucknow
  5. Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  6. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow
  7. Uttar Pradesh RIMS, Saifai
  8. Regional Medical Research Centre, Gorakhpur
26. Uttarakhand (2)
  1. Govt. Medical College, Haldwani
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
27. West Bengal (4)
  1. National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
  2. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  3. Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore
  4. North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling
28. Andaman & Nicobar Islands (1) 1. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair

Source: icmr.nic.in

Note: IMCR has approved a total of 121 Government Laboratories for COVID-19 testing. Out of this number, 12 laboratories are in the process of operationalisation.

List of Private Laboratories for testing COVID-19 (as of 28 March 2020):

S.No. Names of States Names of Laboratory and Address
1 Delhi (8) 1. Lal Path Labs, Block -E, Sector 18, Rohini, Delhi
2. Dr Dangs Lab, C-2/1, Safadarjung Development Area, New-Delhi
3. Laboratory Services, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi
4. Max Lab, Max Super Spciality Hospital, Saket, New-Delhi
5. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Clinical Lab Services, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
6. Oncquest Labs Ltd, 3-Factory Road, New-Delhi
7. Prognosis Laboratories, 515-16, Sector 19, Dwarka
8. City X-Ray & Scan Clinic Pvt Ltd, 4B/18, Tilak Nagar, NewDelhi
2. Gujarat (4) 1. Unipath Specialty laboratory limited, 102, Sanoma Plaza, Opposite Parimal Garden, Besides JMC House, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad
2. Supratech Micropath Laboratory & Research Institute Pvt Ltd, Kedar, Ahmedabad
3. SN GeneLab Pvt Ltd, President Plaza –A, Near Mahavir Hospital, Nanpura, Surat
4. Pangenomics International Pvt Ltd, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad
3. Haryana (5) 1. Strand Life Sciences, A-17, Sector 34, Gurugram
2. SRL Limited, GP26, Sector 18, Gurugram
3. Modern Diagnostic & Research Centre-Lab, 363-364/4, JAwahar Nagar. Gurgaon
4. Core Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Udyog Vihar Phase-3, Gurgaon
5. MolQ Laboratory, Plot 28,29; Sector 18(P), Electronic city, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon
4. Karnataka (2) 1. Neuberg Anand Reference Laboratory, Anand Tower, #54, Bowring Hospital Road, Bengaluru
2. Cancyte Technologies Pvt Ltd, Sri Shankara Research Centre, Bengaluru
5. Maharashtra (10) 1. Thyrocare Technologies Limited, D37/1, TTC MIDC, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai
2. Suburban Diagnostics (India) Pvt. Ltd., 306, 307/T, 3rd Floor, Sunshine Bld., Andheri (W), Mumbai
3. Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Unit No. 409-416, 4th Floor, Commercial Building-1, Kohinoor Mall, Mumbai
4. Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Molecular Medicine, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., R-282, TTC Industrial Area, Rabale, Navi Mumbai
5. SRL Limited, Prime Square Building, Plot No 1, Gaiwadi Industrial Estate, SV Road, Goregaon, Mumbai
6. A.G. Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Nayantara Building, Pune
7. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Laboratory, Four Bungalows, Mumbai
8. InfeXn Laboratories Private Limited, A/131, Therelek Compound, Road No 23, Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane (W)
9. iGenetic Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Krislon House, Andheri East, Mumbai
10. Tata Memorial Centre Diagnostic Services-Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai
6. Orissa (1) 1. Dept of Lab Services, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar
7. Tamil Nadu (4) 1. Dept. of Clinical Virology, CMC, Vellore
2. Department of Laboratory Services, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, Chennai
3. Neuberg Ehrlich Lab Pvt Ltd, 46-48 Masilamani Road, Balaji Nagar, Chennai
4. Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Chennai
8. Telangana (8) 1. Laboratory Services, Apollo Hospitals, 6th Floor, Health Street Building, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
2. Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Pvt Ltd, Street No 19, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad
3. Vimta Labs Ltd, Plot No 142, Phase 2, IDA Cherlapally, Hyderabad
4. Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, Diagnostic Labortory, Bowenpally, Secunderabad
5. Dr. Remedies Labs Private Ltd, A3, Titus Plaza, Sharma Commercial Complex, Punjagutta, Hyderabad
6. Pathcare Labs Pvt Ltd, Medchal, Hyderabad
7. American Institute of Pathology And Lab Sciences Pvt Ltd, Citizens Hospital, Serilingampally, Hyderabad
8. Medcis Pathlabs India Pvt Ltd, Plot No 16 & 17, Swathi Plaza, Anand Nagar, New Bowenpally, Secunderabad
9 U.P. (1) 1. RML Mehrotra Pathology Pvt Ltd, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow
10 West Bengal (2) 1. Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, 58 Canal Circular Road, Kolkata
2. Tata Medical Center, Rajarhat, Kolkata
11 Kerala (2) 1. DDRC SRL Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam
2. MIMS Lab Services, Govindapuram, Kozhikode

Source: icmr.nic.in

Find below the state-wise list of VRDLs and their contact information:

Sr.No.

State/UT

Level of VRDL

LIST OF VRDLs

Contact details of PI

1.

Andaman

State Level

Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair

Name: Dr. P. Vijyachari

Mobile: 9932083226;

Email: vijayacharip@yahoo.com

2.

Andhra Pradesh

State Level

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Name: Dr.Usha Kalawat,

Mobile: 09493547709

Email: ukalawat@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada

Name: Dr. R. Lakshmi Kumari

Mobile: 9290092848

Email: rlakshmikumari@gmail.com vrdlsmcvja@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Anantapur

Name: Dr. Swarnalatha

Mobile: 9849499761

Email: vrdlgmcatp@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa

Name: Dr.SasidharMajeti

Mobile: 9247899544

Email: sasidharmajeti@hotmail.com microrimskadpa@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada

Name: Dr. D.S. Murthy

Mobile: 9440341099

Email: murtyds@gmail.com

State Level

Guntur Medical College, Guntur

Name: Dr. Prasanthi Kohli

Mobile: 09848173034

Email: vrdlgunturmedicalcollege@gmail.com

Medical college Level

Andhra Medical college, Vishakhapatnam

Name: Dr.P.Kamala

Mobile: 9246667885, 9492820244

Email: drkamalavirology@gmail.com

3.

Assam

Regional level

Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh

Name: Dr.Biswa Borkakoty

Mobile: 09435131316

Email: biswaborkakoty@gmail.com

State Level

Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati

Name: Dr. Ajanta Sharma

Mobile: 9435011202

Email: virologygmch@gmail.com, ajantasharma2002@yahoo.com

Medical College

Level

Silchar Medical College, Silchar

Name: Dr.Dipa Baido

Mobile: 09706031102

Email: vrdl.silchar@gmail.com

Medical College

Level

Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat

Name: Dr. Purnima Barua

Mobile: 9435141989

Email: drpbm29@gmail.com, drpurnimabarua@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Tezpur Medical College, Tezpur

Name: Dr.Kalpana Bezborah

Mobile: 09954264923

Email: vrdltmch@gmail.com, kalpanabezborah1@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Fakhruddin Medical College, Barpeta

Name: Dr. Elmy Samsun rasul

Mobile: 9864065956

Email: elmyrasul@yahoo.com

4.

Bihar

Medical College Level

Patna Medical College, Patna

Name: Dr. Satyendra Narayan Singh

Mobile: 09430829788

Email: vrdlpmc@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga

Name: Dr. R. S. Prasad

Mobile: 9430850201, 07762860386

Email: drrspd.57@gmail.com, vrdldmc@gmail.com

Medical College Level

S K Medical College, Muzaffarpur

Name: Dr. Ranjeet Kumar

Mobile: 09835279484

Email: hodmicrobiologyskmcmui@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

Name: Dr. Pradeep Das

Mobile: 09431012380

Email: drpradeep.das@gmail.com

5.

Chandigarh

Regional level

PGIMER, Chandigarh

Name: Dr. R. K. Ratho

Mobile: 08360680627

Email: rathopgi@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh

Name: Dr.Jagdish Chander

Mobile: 9646121570

Email: jchander@nic.in/jchander@hotmail.com

6.

Chhattisgarh

Medical College Level

Late Sri BaliramKashyap Memorial Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur

Name: Dr. Devajyothi Majumdar

Mobile: 7869698550

Email: dmsmims@gmail.com

State Level

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Name: Dr. Anudita Bhargava

Mobile: 08518881903

Email: nuditabhargava@gmail.com

7.

Delhi-NCT

Regional Level

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi- 110029

Name: Dr. Lalit Dar

Mobile: 9818137078

Email: lalitdaraiims@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Name: Dr. Manoj Jais

Mobile: 9868961269

Email: serologyhailhmc@gmail.com, drmanojjais@yahoo.co.in

8.

Gujarat

State Level

B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

Name: Dr. M.M. Vegad

Mobile: 09825067308

Email: mahendravegad@rediffmail.com

Medical College Level

M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar

Name: Dr Summaiya Mullan

Mobile: 09825319755

Email: mullasummaiya@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Surat

Name: Dr. Neeta Khandelwal

Mobile: 9925276950

Email: neetashokk@gmail.com

Medical College Level

GMC, Bhavnagar

Name: Dr. Kairavi J Desai

Mobile: 9825469106

Email: drkairavi@yahoo.in

Medical College Level

PDU GMC, Rajkot

Name: Dr. Prakash Modi

Mobile: 8780262489

Email: mcrmicro@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College & SSG Hospital, Vadodara

Name: Dr. Tanuja Javadekar

Mobile: 9824919676

Email: drtanuja24@gmail.com

9.

Haryana

Medical College Level

PGIMS, Rohtak

Name: Dr. Paramjeet S. Gill

Mobile: 9896296249

Email: pjsgill@rediffmail.com

Medical College Level

BPS Government Medical College for Women, Sonepat

Name: Dr. Sarita Yadav

Mobile: 9416978208

Email: yadav78sarita@yahoo.com

10.

Himachal Pradesh

State Level

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Name: Dr. Santwana Verma

Mobile: 09418451123

Email: santwana1812@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Dr.Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda

Name: Dr.S C Jaryal

Mobile: 9418115596

Email: drscjaryal@gmail.com

11.

Jammu and Kashmir

State Level

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar

Name: Dr. Bashir Ahmad Fomda,

Email: bashirfomda@gmail.com Mob:09419001701

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Jammu

Name: Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma

Mobile: 9419197344

Email: drshashisharma.micro@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Srinagar

Name: Dr. Anjum Farhana

Mobile: 9419016207

Email: anjumfarhana1@yahoo.in

12.

Jharkhand

Medical College Level

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

Name: Dr. Manoj Kumar

Mobile: 8986880889

Email: icmrvirologyrims@gmail.com

Medical College Level

MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur

Name: Piyali Gupta

Mobile: 8986880889

Email: mgmvrdl@gmail.com

13.

Karnataka

State Level

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore

Name: Dr. Shantala G

Mobile: 09448078081

Email: drshantalagb@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore

Name: Dr. Amurtha Kumari B

Mobile: 9900571039

Email: amrutakb@yahoo.co.in

Medical College Level

Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Science, Bellary

Name: Dr. Krishna S.

Mobile: 9448415781

Email: drkrishnas68@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan

Name: Dr. Venkatesha D.T.

Mobile: 9448262118

Email: Venkatdt2002@yahoo.co.in

Medical College Level

Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences

Name: Dr. Siddesh K.C.

Mobile: 9448324483

Email: drsiddeshkc@gmail.com, simsvrdlshivamogga@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Gulbarga Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga

Name: Dr. Nawaz Umar

Email: microbiologygims123@gmail.com, drnawazumar@gmail.com Mob: 99452701149

14..

Kerala

Regional Level

Government Medical College, Kozhikode

Name: Dr. Beena Philomina J.

Mobile: 09446161949

Email: drbeenapj@gmail.com

State Level

National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha

Name: A.P. Sugunan

Mobile: 9400235828

Email: apsugunan@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Trivandrum

Name: Dr. Sarada Devi,

Email: sdevikl23@gmail.com Mob: 9495244081

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Thrissur

Name: Dr. Beena Paul

Mobile: 07907261883

Email: vrdlthrissur@gmail.com

15.

Madhya Pradesh

Regional level

AIIMS, Bhopal

Name: Dr. Debasis Biswas

Mobile: 07747010312

Email: aiimsbhopalvrdl@aiimsbhopal.edu.in, debasis.microbiology@aiimsbhopal.edu.in

Medical College Level

Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar

Name: Dr. Shoeb Akhtar Khan

Mobile: 09827047392

Email: shoebakin@yahoo.co.in

Medical College Level

MGM Medical College, Indore

Name: Dr. Anitha Mutha

Mobile: 9826170789

Email: dranitamutha@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior

Name: Dr. Vaibhav Mishra

Mobile: 9826778524

Email: vmmicro@gmail.com, drvaibhavmisra74@gmail.com

State Level

National Institute for Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur

Name: Dr. P. V. Barde

Phone: 0761-2370800/ 2370818/ 2673807/ 3204738

Email: pradip_barde@hotmail.com

Medical College Level

S.S Medical College, Rewa

Name: Dr. Amresh Puri

Mobile: 09972563939

Email: dramarns@gmail.com

16.

Maharashtra

Medical College Level

Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur

Name: Dr. Sharmila Raut

Mobile: 7721910747

Email: sharmilakuber@gmail.com, vrdliggmcnagpur@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Miraj, Sangli

Name: Dr.Vanita Kulkarni

Mobile: 9881861154

Email: vanitak24@yahoo.com, gmcmirajmicro@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai

Name: Dr. Jayanthi Shastri

Mobile: 09820549156

Email: jsshastri@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Name: Dr. Nayana Ingole

Mobile: 9821471788

Email: nayanaingole@gmail.com, gitanataraj@gmail.com

State Level

Government Medical college, Nagpur

Name: Dr. Sandeep. V. Kokate

Mobile: 9833216792

Email: drsandeepkokate@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Aurangabad

Name: Dr. Jyoti Iravane

Mobile: 09823233245

Email: jairavane@gmail.com

Medical College Level

V. M. Government Medical College, Solapur

Name: Dr. Nasira Sheik

Mobile: 09422653930

Email: vmgmcmicro@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College, Dhule

Name: Dr. Supriya Malvi

Mobile: 08605807795

Email: supriya.malvi@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College and

Hospital & Superspeciality Hospital, Akola

Name: Dr.Nitin A

Mobile: 09921414350

Email: nitinaambhore@gmail.com, naambhore@rediffmail.com

17.

Manipur

State Level

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal

Name: Dr. Sulochana Devi

Mobile: 09436037996

Email: sulo_khu@rediffmail.com

Medical College Level

JNIMS, Imphal

Name: Dr. R.K.Manoj kumar Singh

Mobile: 8974025306

Email: rkmksingh@gmail.com

18.

Meghalaya

State Level

NEIGRIHMS, Shillong

Name: Dr. A.C. Phukan

Mobile: 09436336370

Email: dranilphukan@yahoo.co.in

19.

Odisha

Regional level

RMRC, Bhubaneswar

Name: Dr. Jyoti Turuk

Mobile: 7653915589

Email: drjyotirmayuturuk@gmail.com, vrdlrmrcbbsr@gmail.com

State Level

SCB Medical College, Cuttack

Name: Dr. Dharitri Mohapatra

Mobile: 9861336505

Email: dr.dharitri@rediffmail.com

Name: Dr. Nirupauma Chayani

Mobile: 09437310666

Email: nirupama.chayani@gmail.com

20.

Puducherry

Regional level

JIPMER, Puducherry

Name: Dr. Rahul Dhodapkar

Mobile: 09791933708

Email: rahuldhodapkar@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry

Name: Dr. S. Srinivasan

Mobile: 9444149424, 9787728177

Email: drsriniv@gmail.com

21.

Punjab

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Amritsar

Name: Dr. Shailpreet Sidhu, Dr. Kanwardeep Dhingra

Mobile: 9814309793, 09876148560

Email: shail78@hotmail.com,

kdmicrojmcasr@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Patiala

Name: Dr. Rupinder Bakshi

Mobile: 9815320300

Email: rupindergill1@yahoo.co.in

22.

Rajasthan

State Level

SMS Medical College, Jaipur

Name: Dr. Bharti Malhotra

Mobile: 09414042040

Email: drbhartimalhotra@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur

Name: Dr. P.K. Khatri

Mobile: 9460481236

Email: drpkkhatri@yahoo.co.in

Medical College Level

RNT Medical College, Udaipur

Name: Dr. Anshu Sharma

Mobile: 9414238909

Email: anshu69sharma@gmail.com

Medical College Level

S.P. Medical College & Associated

Group of Hospitals, Bikaner, Rajasthan

Name: Dr. Anjali Gupta

Mobile: 9414452393

Email: bkgbkn@rediffmail.com

Medical College Level

Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Name: Dr. Yogendra Kumar Tiwari

Mobile: 9414550771

Email: yogendratiwari2012@gmail.com

Regional level

AIIMS, Jodhpur

Name: Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Nag

Mobile: 08003996874

Email: vijayalakshmi005@gmail.com

23.

Tamil Nadu

Medical College Level

Madurai Medical College, Madurai

Name: Dr. C. Sugumari

Mobile: 9842953380

Email: doctorsugumari@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Theni

Name: Dr.S. Lalitha

Mobile: 9787594487

Email: gtmcmicrobiology@gmail.com, drlallithiagu@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem

Name: Dr. S. Rajesh

Mobile: 9443321151

Email: sengodan.rajesh1974@gmail.com microsalem30@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Thiruvarur

Name: Dr. V.Vasuki,

Mobile: 9442351350

Email: micro_vasuki@yahoo.co.in

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Villupuram

Name: Dr. P Shankar

Mobile: 09940856010

Email: pshankx@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli

Name: Dr. V P Amudha

Mobile: 09443429641

Email: vpamudha@yahoo.co.in

State Level

Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore

Name: Dr. Mythily Nagasundaram

Mobile: 09488990741

Email: mythilynmicro@gmail.com

State Level

King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Name: Dr. K. Kaveri

Mobile: 988485519

Email: kaveri_raj1967@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Name: Dr. T. Sabeetha

Mobile: 94426-69001

Email: sabitha@iitm.ac.in, tndmepd@gmail.com

24.

Tripura

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Agartala

Name: Dr. Tapan Majumdar

Mobile: 9436120498

Email: drtapan1@rediffmail.com

25..

Telangana

Medical College Level

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Name: Dr. G. Jyothi Lakshmi

Mobile: 9848097635

Email: drgjyothilakshmi@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

Kakatiya Medical College, Nizampura, Warangal

Name: Dr. Jyothi Kundru

Mobile: 7337070094

Email: jyothikunduru08@gmail.com

State Level

Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

Name: Dr. K. Nagamani

Mobile: 09966533327

Email: nagamaniy2k03@rediffmail.com

26.

Uttar Pradesh

State Level

King George Medical University, Lucknow

Name: Dr. Amita Jain

Mobile: 09415023928

Email: amita602002@yahoo.com

Medical College Level

J N Medical College, Aligarh

Name: Dr. Haris Mazoor

Mobile: 9897752620

Email: vrdlaligarh2016@gmail.com

Medical College Level

UPUMS, (Formerly UPRIMS) Saifai

Name: Dr. Rajesh Kumar Verma

Mobile: 8477973359

Email: rshverma@gmail.com

State Level

Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras

Name: Name: Dr. Gopal Nath

Mobile: 09335058394

Email: gopalnath@gmail.com

27.

Uttarakhand

Medical College Level

Government Medical College, Haldwani

Dr. Vinita Rawat

Mobile: 8954630885

Email: drvinitarawat@gmail.com

State Level

AIIMS, Rishikesh

Name: Dr. Pratima Gupta

Mobile: 8475000272

Email: pratima.micro@aiimsrishikesh.edu.in

Medical College Level

Doon Government Medical College, Dehradun

Name: Dr. Shekhar Pal,

Mobile: 09997679392

Email: drshekharpal@gmail.com

28.

West Bengal

Regional level

NICED Virus Unit, Kolkata

Name: Dr. Shanta Dutta

Mobile: 09830152971

Email: shanta1232001@yahoo.co.in, shanta.niced@icmr.gov.in,

vrdln.niced@gmail.com

Medical College Level

IPGMER, Kolkata

Name: Dr. Raja Ray

Mobile: 943332345

Email: rjrm1175@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Murshidabad Medical College &

Hospital, Murshidabad, Berhampur, West Bengal

Name: Dr. Manas Sarkar

Mobile: 9433396315

Email: manashsarkar98@yahoo.in

Medical College Level

Midnapore Medical College & Hospital, Midnapore

Name: Dr. ParthaSarathi Satpathi

Mobile: 9332145545

Email: vrdlmmch@gmail.com

Medical College Level

North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling

Name: Dr. Arunabhao Sarkar

Mobile: 9932214173

Email: micro.nbmc@gmail.com

Medical College Level

Malda Medical College, Malda

Name: Dr.Puranjay Saha

Mobile: 9434167080

Email: drpuranjoysaha@gmail.com

Medical College Level

RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata

Name: Prof. Mitali Chatterjee

Mobile: 9831086552

Email: chatterjeemitali5@gmail.com,

vrdlrgkar@gmail.com

Source: icmr.nic.in

The following list contains Government Laboratories that are suited for COVID-19 testing, but are not supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research:

S. No.

Names of States

Names of Medical Colleges

1.

Karnataka

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bengaluru.

Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore

2.

Madhya Pradesh

Defense Research Development Establishment, Gwalior

3.

Tamil Nadu

Stanley Medical College, Chennai

4.

Telangana

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad

5.

West Bengal

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata

Source: icmr.nic.in

Helpline Numbers 

Central Helpline Number for corona-virus: - +91-11-23978046 

Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories (UTs)   

S. No  Name of the State  Helpline Nos. 
1 Andhra Pradesh 0866-2410978
2 Arunachal Pradesh 9436055743
3 Assam 6913347770
4 Bihar 104
5 Chhattisgarh 104
6 Goa 104
7 Gujarat 104
8 Haryana 8558893911
9 Himachal Pradesh 104
10 Jharkhand 104
11 Karnataka 104
12 Kerala 0471-2552056
13 Madhya Pradesh 0755-2527177
14 Maharashtra 020-26127394
15 Manipur 3852411668
16 Meghalaya 108
17 Mizoram 102
18 Nagaland 7005539653
19 Odisha 9439994859
20 Punjab 104
21 Rajasthan 0141-2225624
22 Sikkim 104
23 Tamil Nadu 044-29510500
24 Telangana 104
25 Tripura 0381-2315879
26 Uttarakhand 104
27 Uttar Pradesh 18001805145
28 West Bengal 1800313444222, 03323412600,
S. No  Name of Union Territory (UT)  Helpline Nos. 
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 03192-232102
2 Chandigarh 9779558282
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 104
4 Delhi 011-22307145
5 Jammu & Kashmir 01912520982, 0194-2440283
6 Ladakh 1982256462
7 Lakshadweep 104
8 Puducherry 104

Notes:

  • ICMR does not provide testing kits to these laboratories.
  • The labs can start testing as per the directives of the respective State Governments.

So, please contact the laboratories to know if they conduct testing.

As of 27 March 2020, 9:00 a.m. 27,688 samples had been collected from 26,798 persons for testing for SARS-CoV2.

Please note that this page is for informational purposes only. Please visit the official website of the Indian Council of Medical Ressearch (ICMR) https://icmr.nic.in/content/covid-19 for accurate and up-to-date information about Covid-19 and testing labs in India.

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