Rapid PCR Testing facility at Kannur International Airport established by Micro Health Laboratories
We are pleased to inform that the Rapid PCR testing facility has been established at the Kannur International Airport Departure terminal. The trial test has been done successfully by taking the sample of Mr. Rajesh Poduval, Head Airport Operations, KIAL in the presence of senior Airport officials and other dignitaries. Further, the facility has been officially declared open to the passengers.
The facility has the capacity to carry out about 500 tests within three hours from the time of sample collection, using Abbott ID NOW Rapid PCR testing platform.
Abbott ID NOW Rapid PCR
Micro Health Laboratories has installed adequate Abbott ID NOW Rapid PCR Instruments. Abbott ID NOW Rapid PCR is approved by the Health Authorities of United Arab Emirates and the same is being used in the Airports there for screening the arriving international passengers and the passengers departing to European countries.
Abbott ID NOW is US FDA approved for Emergency use and ICMR approved. ID NOW platform has the benefits of speed and accuracy. It is the fastest Molecular Testing equipment in the market which completes the entire testing process in less than 15 minutes. It is a cartridge-based technology and is designed for Point of Care Testing in various environments.
ID NOW platform is widely used in United States of America and has the largest Rapid PCR installed base in the US.
ID NOW platform is approved by ICMR and has validated its results equivalent to conventional RT-PCR results.
The testing price per passenger is fixed at Rs. 2500/-
Rapid PCR Work flow at KIAL
Registration and Testing process
We have set up 10 registration counters for the smooth functioning of registration and patient data capturing as directed by the ICMR. The complete process will be done strictly in adherence with the Covid-19 safety protocols.
In order to reduce the congestion, we have introduced a whatsapp bot system for prebooking the test and billing. The whatsapp link will be shared with the Airport authorities and Airline operators. The same will be made available in our website https://online.microhealthcare.com/ and will be displayed at entry gates.
In addition to whatsapp bot registration, we are displaying the QR code in the strategic areas by means of posters and roll up standees. The passenger can scan the QR code and he/she will be automatically guided to the Registration and billing process.
Once the patient is registered, the passenger will be guided to sample collection counters and an SMS will be delivered to the mobile number provided with a link to check the status. We have 10 sample collection counters available with two being designed and dedicated to the convenience of the elderly, pregnant women, kids and physically challenged.
Once the sample is collected, it will be taken for processing on a first come first serve basis. Kindly note that the test once taken for processing the equipment will only take less than 15 minutes. Once the test is completed, the result will be entered in to the software and the result with a QR code to check the authenticity, will be released immediately as hardcopy. The same can be collected from the reporting counters established near the waiting area once the name of the passengers are announced/intimated. The results will be released within the specified time stipulated by the authorities.
We wish all passengers a happy, safe and hassle-free journey