ICMR guidelines When to test for COVID 19

ICMR guidelines When to test for COVID 19

Indian Council Of Medical Research Department Of Health Research

Strategy for COVID19 testing in India (Version 4, dated 09/04/2020)

  1. All symptomatic individuals who have undertaken international travel in the last 14 days
  2. All symptomatic contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases
  3. All symptomatic health care workers
  4. All patients with Severe Acute Respiratory illness (fever AND cough and/or shortness of breath)
  5. Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case should be tested once between day S and day 14 of coming in his/her contact

In  hotspots/duster  (as per  MoHFW)  and  in  large migration  gatherings/ evacuees centers

  1. All symptomatic ILi (fever, cough. sore throat. runny nose)
    • Within 7 days of illness – RRT-PCR
    • Aft: er 7 days of illness – Antibody test (If negative, confirmed by RRT-PCR)