Passengers undergoing RT-PCR test at Mumbai airport may be able to get their reports faster, as the airport is offering a space to Mylab Discovery Solutions to set up the RT-PCR testing counter as well as for the processing of the sample for a quick turnaround.

The counter is set up at Level 1 of the Terminal (east side) for international passengers, and at the arrival corridor for domestic passengers.

Mylab Discovery Solutions’ facility was inaugurated on February 22 for both international and domestic passengers arriving at the airport.

The lab provides test results within eight hours at a cost of ₹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 a stipulated time frame,” states an official release by the airport.

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.

Currently, Mumbai airport hosts three testing facilities at the terminal, handled by Suburban Diagnostics, Metropolis Healthcare, and Lifenity Wellness International. The airport also has 30 counters of testing facilities wherein 12 counters are set up for international travellers and 18 counters for domestic passengers.

“CSMIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport) 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,”  Mumbai airport said in an official statement.

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