Sample Collection

SNo Date Information Download
1 25/05/2020* ICMR Specimen Referral Form for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2)
2 06/05/2020* Specimen Referral Form (SRF) ID information for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2), in RT-PCR app
3 07/04/2020* Advisory for sample collection sites

Government Institutes / Medical Colleges COVID-19 Testing Lab Approval

SNo Date Information Download
1 25/06/2020 Guidelines for storage of respiratory specimens collected for COVID-19 diagnosis by RT PCR platforms in Government laboratories
2 22/05/2020 Advisory for the DBT, DST, CSIR, DAE, ICAR, DRDO Labs
3 08/04/2020 Applications invited from Government & Private Medical Colleges for setting up COVID-19 testing facility
4 05/04/2020* Criteria for initiation of additional COVID-19 testing laboratories

TrueNat/ CBNAAT COVID-19 Testing Lab Approval

SNo Date Information Download
1 03/07/2020 TRUENAT/CBNAAT expedited approval for private hospitals and private labs
2 19/05/2020 Revised Guidelines for TrueNat testing for COVID-19
3 09/05/2020 Advisory for use of Cartridge Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT) using Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV2
4 19/04/2020 Additional Guidelines for TrueNat testing for COVID-19
5 14/04/2020 Revised Guidance on the use of Truenat beta CoV

Private laboratories COVID-19 Testing Lab Approval

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1 11/06/2020 Revised guidelines for positive sample storage by ICMR approved private labs that are doing COVID-19 testing by Real time RT-PCR/CB-NAAT/TrueNat
2 26/03/2020* Addendum to ICMR guidelines for COVID-19 testing in private laboratories in India
3 21/03/2020 Notification of ICMR guidelines for COVID-19 testing in private laboratories in India (Contact Person for private lab : Dr Neeraj Agrawal, Scientist E, Email: aggarwal[dot]n[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in)
4 18/03/2020* Proforma for Requisite information to be submitted by private laboratories interested in COVID 19 testing

Other Information for Testing Laboratories

SNo Date Information Download
1 11/05/2020 List of mentor institutes along with allocated states
2 12/04/2020 Augmented plan to fast-track the COVID-19 testing laboratory scale-up and list of mentor institutes
3 01/04/2020* Advisory for Procurement of Reagents for Labs doing Real Time (RT)-PCR of Throat and Nasal Swab for diagnosis of COVID-19
4 28/03/2020* List of Real Time PCR machines supplied to Government Labs
5 20/03/2020 Office Memorandum for National Labs identified for COVID-19 testing to remain open all 7 days a week
6 12/03/2020* Laboratory Network across the country for helping in sample collection for COVID-19
7 04/02/2020* Guidance document for State Nodal & Testing VRDLs for nCoV

SoPs

SNo Date Information Download
1 11/04/2020* Multiplex Real-Time PCR for detection of SARS-CoV-2 using TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit (Applied Biosystems)
2 08/03/2020* NIV Pune SoP for detection of COVID-19 in suspected human cases by rRT-PCR : First Line Screening assay
3 08/03/2020* NIV Pune SoP for detection of COVID-19 in suspected human cases by rRT-PCR : confirmation assay
4 08/03/2020* SoP for BGI
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