The Gujarat government has allowed private labs to carry out rapid antibody test of corona virus infection. Till now only select private labs were allowed to conduct only RTPCR investigations.
According to the official release of the Government of Gujarat, now people can get rapid antibody testing done in specified labs. These labs will have to obtain necessary permission from the Chief District Health Officer or the Medical Officers of Municipal Corporations for this.
These labs have been asked to use ELISA or CLIA Rapid Antibody Test Kit approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research. Also they have to mention in the report which kit has been used.
With this, labs can take only 450 and 500 rupees for ELISA or CLIA respectively. If the samples have been collected from home or hospital, then 550 and 600 rupees can be taken for this.