TRUSTlab..  now an ICMR approved COVID-19 Testing Lab

FAQs about Covid - 19

Facts About SARS-CoV2 COVID-19 Corona Virus

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV2 Corona Virus) that has not previously been seen in humans.

The disease can spread through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.

The disease can spread through small droplets f

According to WHO, the most common symptoms are:

  • Mild to severe respiratory illness 
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in Breathing

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death. 

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

The incubation period for COVID-19 ranges from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.

4 Stages (1st Stage Imported Cases, 2nd Stage – Local Transmission, 3rd Stage – Spreads In Community, 4th Stage – Epidemic)


As per current guidelines, if you develop

  • acute onset of fever 
  • symptoms of respiratory illness, such as shortness of breath
  • cough

you should visit your nearest health facility and the doctor will decide if you need to be tested for 2019-novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) depending upon your history of travel to affected countries or contact with any suspects.

  1. Specimen Referral Form 44 (COVID -19) duly filled. 
  2. Copy of Govt. photo-id (Aadhaar card/ Voter Id/ Passport) to support the current address 
  3. Contact number of the suspect patient to be provided at the time of sample collection. 

These are mandatory requirements defined by Govt. of India without which testing of 2019-novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is not allowed. You may download Form 44 from

Yes, you can get your family tested.


TRUSTlab has been recognized by ICRM as a Lab for testing SARS-CoV2 has the facility to test. The tests will performed using the recommended RTPCR method as per ICRM guidelines.

You can register yourself by booking your home collection slot on call at our no. 040-35102102 / 1800 599 5656. We will then assign for the sample pickup accordingly.

If hospital/clinics collect the sample of Covid-19, the same can be sent to our lab directly.

Yes, TRUSTlab will send qualified and trained personnel for Home collection of samples.

The Nasopharyngeal / Oropharyngeal swabs will be collected by qualified personnel taking due precaution in Viral Transport Medium (VTM) or Molecular Transport Medium (MTM).

No, currently only Nasopharyngeal & Oropharyngeal Swab samples are recommended for Coronavirus testing.

No major preparation is required, only precautions like Patient should use mask and avoid touching the surface and other people (maintain a distance of 3 metres from the person) during the visits to collection centres or for home collection.

The sample will be collected in a specified Viral Transport Medium (VTM) or Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) to maintain the stability and integrity of the sample, which is then transported in a cold chain.

Yes, you can visit our central lab to give samples. Alternatively, sample pickup from your home will be arranged to collect samples.

The report will be uploaded on our website within 36 hours of sample reaching the lab.

The pdf report will be shared with Physician/Doctor/Patient either from website or by email.

As per the guidelines of Govt. of India/ICMR, all reports will be shared with ICMR and defined Central and State Govt bodies.

A negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the person’s sample. In the early stages of infection, it is possible the virus will not be detected. It is possible that the patient can test positive at a later stage. 

Safety Measures

Avoid gatherings and maintain distance of at least 6 feet from other persons (Social Distancing). 

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. 

Practice hand hygiene. The guidelines for hand-washing is given below:

Here are few important Dos and Don’ts:



Cough/sneeze with a tissue paper or into your sleeve if no tissue is available

Don’t cough/sneeze on your hands 

Do hand hygiene if coughed/sneezed on hands

Turn head away from others when coughing/sneezing

Don’t cough/sneeze on nearby people 

Do not spit here and there

If tissues are used, discard into yellow bag

Don’t discard tissues into other BMW bags

Maintain 1meter (2 arm) distance

  • if you have cough/sneeze
  • from people with respiratory symptoms
  • from contacts of corona cases who are on quarantine

Do not stay within 1 meter from others

  • if you have cough/sneeze
  • from people with respiratory symptoms
  • from contacts of corona cases who are on quarantine

Social distancing refers to avoid gathering

  • It doesn’t mean maintaining 1meter distance from all people at home and office.
  • No need to maintain 1meter distance from known people without respiratory symptoms, with no history of contact to corona cases, or not on quarantine.

COVID-19 virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment)

Clean the surface with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. 

  • Use a separate room and bathroom for sick household members (if possible).
  • Clean hands regularly by handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Provide your sick household member with clean disposable facemasks to wear at home, if available, to help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • Clean the sick room and bathroom, as needed, to avoid unnecessary contact with the sick person.
  • Avoid sharing personal items like utensils, food, and drinks.
  • Get all the members of the family tested for COVID-19 and at regular intervals.

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