The entire world today is fighting against the novel SARS Covid-19 virus which is also known as the Coronavirus. This is a very deadly virus whose symptoms are very similar to the normal flu i.e it has cough, fever, and cold. There are a lot of assumptions on how this virus spread in the Wuhan city of China, but, today it has taken the entire world and the healthcare system by surprise. In such difficult times, the Indian Government has approved a total of 52 different centres for the Covid-19 test. Let us see which are the Government and the ICMR approved Covid-19 testing centres in Gujarat state and which method they are following for the test. Check this links for more updates about CoronaVirus Ahmedabad.
Corona testing centres in Gujarat
There are Government as well as private testing laboratories that are efficient in testing for the virus. Let us know about both
Government Testing Centers in Gujarat
Major cities in Gujarat have approved testing centres which will carry out the tests vigilantly. Some of the test centres were approved initially and the others are approved now. All of these laboratories are Biological Safety Level 2+ (BSL2+) Viral research and diagnostic laboratories. These are those testing centres
- BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
- M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar
- Sir Takhtasinhji Medical College, Bhavnagar
- PDU Medical College, Rajkot
- Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Medical College, Vadodara
- Government Medical College at NCH, Surat
BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
Having the staff of more than 30 researchers and doctors, BJ Medical College was the first center to be approved in Gujarat in February 2020. The center was approved by the National Institute of Virology, Pune. The test kit and reagents were sent and the RT-PCR test was performed over here. After the obtained results the center was approved.
BJ Medical College, Haripura, Asarwa, Ahmedabad-380016
M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar
The M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar is associated with the Irwin group of hospitals in Gujarat. It is the second-largest hospital in Gujarat after the BJ Medical College. This center was approved in order to cater to the needs of the entire Saurashtra region of Gujarat and to help reduce the burden on BJ Medical College. The test center is set up at the Department of Microbiology and Viral research and here also the same technique of RT-PCR will be used. For approval, the reagents that the center had were sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune. Government officials had also visited the facility.
M. P. Shah Medical College, Pandit Nehru Marg, Indradeep Society, Jamnagar, Gujarat-361008
Sir Taktasinhji Medical College, Bhavnagar
Another Coronavirus testing laboratory in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat is Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, which is associated with the Sir Takhtasinhji government hospital. This center was also approved by NIV, Pune and was the third Covid-19 testing center that was approved and became functional in Gujarat. The center is well-equipped with techniques and machines that are needed for the test
PDU Medical College, Rajkot
Rajkot is one of the biggest cities in Gujarat and has the second-largest gold market in India. So, it was evident to have one Covid-19 testing center in Rajkot. The PDU Medical college of Rajkot is very well equipped for that.
Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Medical College, Sadar Civil Hospital Campus, Rajkot, Gujarat 360001
Sayajirao Gaekwad Medical College, Vadodara
One more lab that is sanctioned for the Covid-19 test in Gujarat is the Sayajirao Gaekwad Medical College in Vadodara. The College is associated with SSG (Shree Sayajirao Gaekwad ) civil hospital. It is one of the biggest medical colleges of Gujarat, which is associated with one of the biggest hospitals in Baroda. The hospital is very well equipped and gives the very best treatment to its patients.
Sayajirao Medical College, Pratapganj, Vadodara, Gujarat-390002
Government Medical College at NCH, Surat
Surat is the diamond hub of India and lot of people from around India come to Surat every year for employment in the diamond sector and it becomes the duty of the Government to protect them in such dire situation and hence one more testing center is approved at Surat and it is the Government Medical College at NCH, Surat. It is a well equipped medical college with modern amenities to teach students and train them.
Government Medical College, Opp. Income Tax Department office, Majura Gate, Surat-395001, Gujarat
Private Laboratories at Gujarat
Above mentioned are the laboratories that are associated with the Government hospitals and Colleges. Now let us talk about the private laboratories that are approved for Covid-19 testing in Gujarat. These Laboratories are as follows
- Unipath Speciality Laboratory
- Supratech laboratory
- S. N. Gene lab, Surat
Unipath Speciality Laboratory
Unipath laboratory is an excellent laboratory in the city of Ahmedabad. They strive to check on the medical condition of the patient and handle the patient’s sample with the utmost care. The laboratory is equipped with much-needed modern amenities for the testing of the virus.
Unipath Specialty laboratory limited, 102, Sanoma Plaza, Opposite Parimal Garden, Besides JMC House, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-380006
Another private laboratory that has been approved for testing the samples is the Supratech Laboratory Ahmedabad. This laboratory also has very good equipment and give an accurate result. As a result of which it is one of the laboratories selected for the Covid-19 testing in Gujarat.
Neuberg Supratech, Ground Floor, Kedar Building, Opp. Krupa Petrol Pump Parimal garden, Gujarat 380006
So, these are the covid19 testing centres in Gujarat. If we have missed out any particular name please let us know in comments section.