Mumbai: A new 24X7 COVID-19 testing facility has been introduced at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) here on Tuesday.
The test results will be out in 13 minutes and will cost Rs 4,500.
“Since its launch on December 15, CSMIA has witnessed an average of 30-35 such tests per day,” CSMIA said in a release.
A total of 400 express tests have been carried out at the airport till December 28, which includes passengers who had connecting flights to destinations outside Maharashtra, stated a report in Times Of India.
“In compliance with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) standards, CSMIA is the first airport to adopt the express test method by Abbott ‘ID Now, which is aimed at providing arriving passengers with quick and accurate diagnosis,” CSMIA said in the release.
The rapid molecular testing technology by Abbott is a tool to help fight the pandemic by allowing fast, highly sensitive and accurate diagnosis, the private airport operator said.
Passengers can also opt for a regular RT-PCR test which takes around 6-8 hours for the result, CSMIA added.