Aster Clinical Lab LLP (Aster Labs) starts COVID-19 RT-PCR confirmatory test in Bengaluru

Myequity news | Date : 06-05-2020 16:00:00 IST

Aster Clinical Lab LLP (Aster Labs), the diagnostics arm of Aster DM Healthcare, the largest integrated healthcare network in GCC and emerging healthcare player in India has started providing RT-PCR confirmatory test service for Covid-19 in Bengaluru.

Aster Labs has set up its Pathology reference laboratory at Queens Road, Bengaluru, which is fully equipped with advanced instruments to serve routine & specialized investigation e.g. Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, Digital Histopathology etc. It has a state of the art molecular diagnostics department with accreditation from NABL and approval from ICMR, to start full-fledged testing of COVID-19 RT-PCR confirmatory test which remains a Gold Standards for Covid-19 testing.

The announcement comes at a time when Bengaluru is preparing to emerge from the lockdown and testing becomes essential to control the spread of Covid-19 infection through fast identification, quarantine, isolation and treatment.

“We at Aster Labs remain committed to protect India, as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to contribute our scientific expertise and resources in supporting the nation in this hour of need,” said Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO of Aster India.

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