Kerala reduces rate for Covid testing


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Friday informed that the cost for Covid testing has been reduced in the state. 

state. As per the revised rates, RT-PCR (open) test will cost Rs 1,500, GeneXpert test will cost Rs 2,500, TrueNAT test will cost Rs 1,500, RT-LAB will cost Rs 1,150 and Rapid Antigen test at Rs 300.

The rates include charges of all personal equipment, swabbing charges and others. All ICMR/state approved laboratories and hospitals should charge people at this rate only, the minister said.

This is the second time that Kerala has reduced Covid test rates. The reduction in rate comes after ICMR approved test kits are now available at a low cost in the market. Asianet Online