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Odisha allows COVID-19 tests in private labs

Bhubaneswar, Aug 02: In a bid to augment the testing facilities, Odisha government on Saturday allowed private hospitals, nursing homes and laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests through Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR methods, a notification issued by the health and family welfare department said.

The department issued a separate set of guidelines for conducting sample tests both under Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR.

The private health establishments have to abide by the ICMR norms.

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The sample test results should first be informed to the state authorities before being released to the person whose test was conducted ...

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