ICMR Advisory: Currently, Home testing by Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is advised in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of confirmed positive cases.
For Negative Test: Symptomatic individuals identified negative by RAT should be linked with RTPCR test facility and subsequently get tested by RT-PCR to rule out infection. In the meantime, such individual will be urged to follow home isolation and treatment as a negative report on RAT may not be true negative in some cases
For Positive Test: A positive test should be considered as a true positive and does not need reconfirmation by the RT-PCR test.
Read the instructions before performing the test. All tests should be conducted by the individuals with their own consent and completely at their own risk, cost and consequences, and the test results should be uploaded at the ICMR site using the Mylab CoviSelf App.