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RT-PCR sample processing now at Mumbai airport

With the number of states and countries being added for testing, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has taken a step further towards passenger safety by not only allowing Mylab Discovery Solutions a space to set up the RT-PCR testing counter, but also to facilitate the processing of the sample for a quick turnaround. The counter is set up at Level 1 of the Terminal (East Side) for the international passengers, while for the domestic passengers, the counter is set up at the arrival corridor. The additional facility is introduced for the convenience and offering a speedy report to the arriving passengers.

Mylab Discovery Solutions’ facility was inaugurated on February 22 for both international and domestic passengers arriving at the airport. The lab provides passengers with test results within eight hours at a minimal cost of Rs. 850. The diagnostic lab offers passengers an efficient turnaround time of generating the reports as it provides a unique solution of undertaking the test, processing the sample, and generating the report within stipulated time frame.  The facility is in compliance with the standard of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) certified agency for testing COVID-19 samples.

CSMIA currently hosts three testing facilities at the terminal, which are handled by Suburban Diagnostics, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. and Lifenity Wellness International limited. Further, the airport has 30 counters of testing facilities wherein 12 counters are set up for international travellers and 18 counters for domestic passengers. Additionally, these counters are equipped with molecular testing facilities that offers passengers the option to process their test results in 13 minutes post sample collection. The express test is available at Rs. 4500 and aims to provide the arriving passengers with a quick and accurate diagnosis.

With an aim to ease the travel experience, CSMIA is striving to facilitate passengers with the best-in-class services. CSMIA continues to follow all protocols laid down by the government and maintains the highest standard of hygiene along with all necessary standard operating procedures to curb the spread of the virus. The test facilities are available at both departures and arrivals at the airport; passengers can easily travel through CSMIA with comfort, making their journey memorable.

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