Rate for RT-PCR COVID-19 tests at pvt labs in J&K fixed as Rs 400

Srinagar, June 1: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday capped the cost of RT-PCR tests, considered the gold standard in Covid-19 detection, at Rs 400 for all private laboratories.

A notification issued to this effect was by Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (3 of 1897) and in partial modification of notification S.O 337 dated 29th October, 2020.


As per the notification, the Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has directed that no private laboratory shall charge any amount more than Rs 400 for RT-PCR.

The rate will be inclusive of GST/Taxes if any, cost involved in pickup, packing and transportation of samples, documentation and reporting in the Jammu and Kashmir, the notification said.

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