COVID-19 testing - when and how?

COVID-19 testing - when and how?

All individuals need not be tested, because Disease is primarily reported in Individuals with travel history to the affected countries or close contacts of positive cases


ALL symptomatic people who

  • Have history of international travel in last 14 days
  • Had come in contact of confirmed cases
  • Are healthcare workers
  • Are hospitalized patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) or Influenza Like Illness (ILI) or severe pneumonia.

Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of confirmed cases should be tested once between day 5 and day 14 of coming in his/her contact. Direct and high-risk contact include:

  • Those living in same household with a confirmed case
  • Healthcare workers who examined a confirmed case without adequate protection as per WHO recommendations

List of labs (Govt. & Private) can be accessed at:

For further information:
Call the State helpline numbers or Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India’s 24x7 helpline numbers

1075 (Toll Free) | 011-23978046
Email to: [email protected] , [email protected]

Facebook: @MoHFWIndia
Twitter: @MoHFW_INDIA
Youtube: mohfwindia

Source link: Whom to test (pdf)