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Covid-19 Real Time RT PCR

Specimen Required
Nasopharyngeal swab and Throat swab in NAT medium
What is being tested?

Patients: Test can be done through online appointment by visiting or walk in for instant payment and sample collection. Test Fee: BDT 3000. 

Travel: Passengers requiring COVID-19 Fit-to-Fly certificates are requested to physically visit icddr,b diagnostic Center at Mohakhali from 7.30 am to 8.00 pm. Please bring original passport, copy of passport and ticket. Test Fee: BDT 2500. 

Test Preparation Needed

Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) for qualitative detection of 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by multiplex Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase PCR (polymerase chain reaction) assay using human upper respiratory specimen.

Available Days
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Test Turn Around Time
24 Hours
Test Price
3000 BDT
Test Note

ISO 15189:2012 accreditation

icddr,b Laboratory Services has received the ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for Real-Time RT-PCR for the COVID-19 test along with other laboratory tests. This is the first-ever and only ISO accreditation for the COVID-19 test in Bangladesh.
icddr,b COVID-19 test has qualified for the external quality assurance program from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), USA. It also qualified for The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) supported by World Health Organisation (WHO) quality assurance program managed by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research (IEDCR), Bangladesh. 
It is to be noted that the Laboratory Services of icddr,b has been accredited for ISO 15189 and ISO 15190 since 2011 by the Bureau of Laboratory Quality Standards (BLQS) under the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand. It is the first-ever ISO accredited laboratory in Bangladesh and continuing its consecutive sixth accreditation status.