In an effort to give travelers the added facility for a safe journey, a Covid-testing lab was recently inaugurated at GMR Hyderabad International Airport. The Mapmygenome COVID Testing Lab was inaugurated by Telangana State Health Minister Sri Etela Rajender and Dr. Ranjith Reddy (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha).
This testing facility ensures safe journey for all passengers entering the city, scheduled for domestic connecting flights or international departing passengers. Mapmygenome India has partnered with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd for this venture.
The ICMR and NABL certified lab would operate 24/7 for passengers and airport personnel. Passengers can avail this test at the immigration level or the forecourt of Interim International Departures Terminal. Oropharyngeal swabs would be used for sample collection for the RT-PCR based test.
Results will be available in 4-6 hours via email and WhatsApp. A hardcopy of the report will also be available for the convenience of passengers.
Passengers can wait to collect their report at the lounge at the western extended plate of arrivals for the With this test, passengers can save time and effort required for COVID testing before their journey. As more flights become operational and with increase in passengers, this test center can help in better management of COVID situation in Hyderabad and Telangana, especially amidst fears of second wave of the infection.
Mr. SGK Kishore, ED – South and Chief Innovation Officer, GMR Airports said, “As countries around the world begin reopening their borders to travellers holding COVID negative test results, COVID Testing centres at airports will play a vital role in enabling resumption of air travel.
We have partnered with Mapmygenome to launch this COVID testing centre at Hyderabad International Airport which will make it easier for passengers to gain access to highly accurate and widely accepted RT-PCR tests.”
Mapmygenome CEO Ms. Anu Acharya stated, “The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad is one of the top airports in India, in terms of customer experience. Our COVID testing lab takes this to the next level. As a frequent traveller, I understand the importance of the lab in airport premises.
Harnessing the experience gained from being the first private lab to offer COVID testing in Telangana, we now offer a team of experts to make your journey hassle free.”
Mapmygenome is India’s largest personal genomics company that encourages people to be proactive about their health. Mapmygenome offers personalized health solutions based on genetic tests that help people get to understand their genetic selves. By combining genetic health profiles, health history, and genetic counselling, Mapmygenome provides actionable steps for individuals to lead healthier lives.
Mapmygenome was among the first private diagnostic labs to receive approval from Telangana State Government for COVID-19 testing. Their lab analyses samples for SARS-CoV-2 from walk-in customers, healthcare partners, home collections, and corporate clients.
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