Mumbai Airport’s Covid-19 Test Gives Results In 13 Minutes! But Costs 548% More Compared To Others
Mumbai airport officials have introduced a new, advanced Covid-19 testing facility, which can give the results in 13 minutes flat.
This has been hailed as one of the fastest testing facilities in India right now.
However, you will need to shell out Rs 4500 for undergoing this test, which is 548% more than other regular tests.
Mumbai Airport’s Rapid Covid-19 Test In 13 Minutes
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has declared that their new Coronavirus testing procedure takes only 13 minutes to give the results.
This method is called Abbott ‘ID Now, which has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) standards.
And this way, Mumbai Airport has become the 1st airport in India to conduct such tests.
CSMIA said in a statement, “In compliance with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) standards, CSMIA is the first airport to adopt the express test method by Abbott ‘ID Now, which is aimed at providing arriving passengers with quick and accurate diagnosis,”
The Abbott ID Now test is based on the rapid molecular testing technology, and gives faster, and more accurate results in flat 13 minutes.
Rs 4500 Per Test For Abbott ID Now Test
Mumbai airport is charging Rs 4500 per test for this new method, and has received an enthusiastic response from the travelers.
A total of 400 such tests have been conducted as of now, even as 35-40 tests are being done daily using this method.
Passengers can also opt for the regular RT-PCR test, which takes around 6-8 hours to get the results, and costs less than Rs 1000.
As per Mumbai Airport officials, the new Abbott ID Now Test is getting popular with the passengers, since it gives the results in a short span of time, and is highly accurate.
Passengers who are landing at the Mumbai Airport for other connecting flights can also avail this testing procedure, and get the report instantly, which helps them after reaching their respective destination.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.