SRL Diagnostics expands its COVID testing capacity in South, augments RT-PCR testing facilities in Bengaluru

Planning to set-up similar facilities in Chennai and Hyderabad as well

Bengaluru, 21 September 2020: In an effort to expand the COVID-19 testing capacity, SRL Diagnostics – one of India’s leading diagnostic chains – has augmented Covid-19 test by RT-PCR technique in Bengaluru. The COVID testing laboratory is located in Bannerghatta Road. SRL has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing in Bengaluru. This is the eighth RT PCR lab that has been set up by SRL for COVID-19 testing in the country. The facility was already equipped with CB NAAT for COVID-19 testing. Further, to speed up the testing process in Southern part of the country, the diagnostic chain is also planning to set up similar facilities in Chennai and Hyderabad by the end of this month.

Sharing details about the expansion, Mr. Anand K, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SRL Diagnostics said, “As the country continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its far-reaching implications, and with no specific treatment options available to combat the disease, extensive testing is of paramount importance. In Bengaluru, we have been conducting COVID testing through GenXpert CBNAAT, however, now with our RTPCR facility, we will be able to serve more residents of Bengaluru in these unprecedented times. Being one of the largest diagnostics chain in the country, we are committed to the fight against the virus and hence will continue to take necessary actions in ensuring accessibility.”

As per the ICMR protocol, the documents required for the test are a duly filled ICMR form, a doctor’s prescription seeking COVID-19 test and the patient’s Aadhaar card. Test results would be available within 12 to 24 hours and the prices would be as per Government notified rates in the state. Home collection facility is also available in Bangalore and the bookings can be made using SRL Diagnostics’ dedicated phone lines 8088901745 and 080-26633130.

SRL is also conducting Rapid Antigen Detection test and Antibody tests for Covid 19 in Bengaluru. While Rapid Antigen test is nasopharyngeal swab test for diagnosis of Covid-19, the Antibody test of Covid-19 is a blood test primarily used for sero-surveillance.  

About SRL Diagnostics

SRL Diagnostics is one of the leading diagnostic chains in India providing quality service via an efficient network of labs and customer touch points spread across 600+ Cities, 30 States and Union Territories. Rooted in our 25-year legacy of Accuracy, Transparency, Empathy and Innovation, we take pride in helping our customers on their path to better health by providing them the services of the highest quality through innovative and sustainable processes. The company has the largest number of NABL and CAP accredited labs in the country, serving close to 13 million customers, conducting more than 30 million tests annually via an extensive network of 400+ labs including two global reference labs in its network – Mumbai and Delhi/ NCR and 2 Regional Reference labs in Bangalore and Kolkata. Today, SRL employs more than 6,000 people, most of them who are doctors, PhDs, scientists, and technical staff, striving every day to deliver solutions that help make people healthier. SRL Diagnostics is at the forefront of diagnostics technology and expertise servicing customers through physical network of labs coupled with digital capabilities and home collection facilities. The company caters to international markets like South Asia, Africa, Dubai and other part of Middle East.

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