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Maharashtra government reduces RT-PCR testing charges; check revised rates

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Maharashtra government, on September 7 reduced the charges for RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 tests conducted by private laboratories. As per the decision, the charges for picking test samples from collection sites have been reduced by around 40%.

 

Last month, the charges for private RT-PCR tests was fixed at Rs 1,900, which, currently has been reduced to Rs 1,200 by the state government.

 

Moreover, gathering samples from drive-through kiosks, COVID-19 care collection centres, hospitals, clinics, quarantine centres of laboratories will now cost Rs 1,600 as against earlier fixed rate of Rs 2,500.

 

For home swab collection testing, the earlier rate that was fixed was Rs 2500, which has been slashed down to Rs 2,000 by the government, for private laboratories.

 

These revised charges are inclusive of all taxes. The government further clarified that no private laboratory can charge patients beyond these rates.

 

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