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Coronavirus: List of 62 hospitals and diagnostic labs in India to test for COVID-19

Tests for coronavirus can only be conducted in government authorised labs and hospitals that are certified to do so.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 17, 2020 21:06 IST
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Test centers for COVID-19 in India: Where to go for coronavirus test if infected?

With World Health Organisation declaring coronavirus as pandemic and several countries on lockdown, government and authorities are trying their best to curb the spread of the disease. On Tuesday, the total number of cases across the globe reportedly crossed 182,000. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 7,100 worldwide death due to COVID-19 have been reported. After fresh cases were reported in India, the toll rose to 126 on Tuesday including 22 foreign nationals and three persons who died in Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

As of now, only government and government authorised diagnostic labs are testing for COVID-19.

The apex laboratory for testing coronavirus is the National Institute of Virology (Pune) under ICMR. Now, with a rise in cases across the country, the total number of testing labs for coronavirus have also been increased to 62.

Here are the labs and hospitals which are testing for coronavirus.


  • All India Institute Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)



  • Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur

  • Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai



  • Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur

  • Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur

  • Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar

  • SP Med. College, Bikaner

  • RNT Medical College, Udaipur



  • King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai

  • Government Medical College, Theni

  • Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli

  • Govt. Medical college, Thiruvaru



  • King's George Medical University, Lucknow

  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh



  • Government Medical College, Haldwani



  • National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata

  • IPGMER, Kolkata



  • All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal

  • National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur



  • National Institute of Virology Field Unit

  • Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram

  • Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode

  • Govt. Medical College, Thrissur



  • Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore  

  • National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore

  • Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore

  • Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan

  • Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga



  • BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad

  • M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar



  • BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat

  • Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak



  • Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda



  • Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar  

  • Government Medical College, Jammu

  • Government Medical College, Srinagar



  • MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur



  • NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong



  • J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal-East, Manipur

  • Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal



  • Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar   



  • Government Medical College, Patiala

  • Government Medical College, Amritsar



  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry



  • Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad



  • Government Medical College, Agartala



  • Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna   



  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh   


  • All India Institute  Medical Sciences, Raipur


  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar


  • Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati

  • Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam

  • GMC, Anantapur

  • Sidhartha Medical College, Vijayawada

  • Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada


  • Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati

  • Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh

  • Silchar Medical College, Silchar

  • Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat

What happens during COVID-19 test?

You have to give one of the samples to the lab:

Swab Test: A special cotton swab to sample the inside of the throat or nose

Nasal Aspirate: A saline solution will be injected into your nose and then the sample will be removed with gentle suction.

Tracheal Aspirate: A thin, lighted tube called a bronchoscope goes into the lungs to collect the sample.

Sputum Test: Sputum, a variation of mucus from lungs that can be coughed out or sampled from the nose with a swab

Blood Test

When should you take a test for coronavirus?

You need testing if you have developed symptoms of infections or you have recently travelled to those parts of the world facing the outbreak. Also, if you have come in contact with someone who has recently travelled to the infected areas, then testing is necessary.

For more updates on coronavirus, please go to the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India- https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

You can also get more information through the helpline number ( +91-11-23978046) or email (ncov2019@gmail.com)

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