Get Yourself Checked for Covid-19

COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel

As many countries are requesting that international travellers complete a COVID-19 PCR and/or Antibody Test before boarding their flight. So, Dr. Mittal Path Lab COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel provides travellers with a printed copy of their test result, allowing them to meet travel requirements prior to boarding.

At Dr. Mittal Path Lab, we use the reverse transcriptase (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, which is a type of nucleic acid testing, for our COVID-19 PCR test. PCR testing is considered the gold standard for detecting the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for diagnosis of COVID-19.

Testing of asymptomatic travellers for COVID-19 is conducted by us, where strict health and safety protocols are followed.

Important: You need to check with your airline or the local embassy of the country you are travelling to, as to how many days before travel COVID-19 testing must be completed.

Important: By taking this COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel from Dr. Mittal Path Lab means you agree to our Terms and Conditions and the points listed below:

  1. COVID-19 tests for travel are for asymptomatic travellers ONLY (I have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days, including but not limited to, fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath).
  2. I have not been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case, or a returned overseas traveller, in the last 14 days.
  3. COVID-19 travel tests are not eligible for a Medicare rebate.
  4. When going for your test, please ensure you use the name that appears on your passport.
  5. When going for your test, you MUST use your Indian address (or where you are currently staying in India). Overseas addresses will not be accepted.
  6. I agree to be contacted about my test results via SMS and phone (if required).
  7. If my test result is negative but I develop COVID-19 symptoms prior to my departure, I agree to seek medical advice as to whether I am fit to travel.
  8. I understand that my test may need to be repeated or sent to another lab for follow-up testing due to an invalid/unclear result or technical error (occurs in less than 1% of COVID-19 test).
  9. I understand that a negative test does not always mean that an individual does not have COVID-19 (the sample may have been collected too early following exposure) and a positive test does not always mean an individual has COVID-19.

Covid-19 Test for National

Acutely unwell patients should be referred to the local Civil Hospital, with the recommendation to call ahead. Dr. Mittal Path Lab is able to collect and receive specimens from asymptomatic and mildly unwell patients.

Patients presenting for testing must ensure the following:

Wear a face mask

Have a pathology referral/request form from their doctors

Notify staff upon arrival

Dr. Mittal Path Lab recommends that anyone with respiratory symptoms or unexplained fever should be tested for COVID-19. This is especially important for:

  1. Anyone who lives or works in a high risk setting, including healthcare facilities, aged care and other residential facilities, schools, prisons, and other closed settings.
  2. People who are close contacts of a confirmed case or who have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  3. Anyone admitted to hospital.
  4. People who reside in areas for increased testing and surveillance (Note: these areas are updated regularly).

Important: Please make sure any health care or aged care workers or residents are noted on the laboratory request form so their test can be prioritized.