What is the RT PCR test for covid?
The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens.
Yes, it is absolutely safe and reliable to get Covid 19 test done at lab or home.
A health care professional, preferably a phlebotomist collects a fluid sample by inserting a long nasal swab (nasopharyngeal swab) into your nostril and taking fluid from the back of your nose and then real time reverse transcription polymerase reaction is done.
No, you can be charged between Rs 800 to 1200. It is not for free.