Bangalore airport sets up 24 hour Covid testing facility, Health News, ET HealthWorld

MUMBAI: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – has launched a 24-hour Covid-19 testing facility at the Airport.

Located near the arrivals area of the Terminal, the RT-PCR testing centre is managed and operated by Bengaluru-based Auriga Research Private Limited.

There will be a sample collection kiosk inside the Terminal and a dedicated laboratory outside the BLR Airport Terminal.

A waiting lounge is part of the facility. International arrival passengers unable to get a test prior to boarding their flight can make use of this facility on their arrival at the airport.

The service will be available to departing passengers, who need to undergo an RT-PCR test before travelling and produce a Covid-19 negative test report at their destination.

Under the express test method on the globally acclaimed Abbott ID, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 15 minutes, while the regular RT-PCR test result would take upto six hours.

Until the test results are received, those tested would be required to wait in a specially demarcated area. Reports would be shared directly with those tested through digital platforms. As per Government requirements, the results of all samples will be registered on the ICMR website.

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