How & Where to Get Tested for Coronavirus? State-Wise List of Path Labs for COVID-19 Testing

Complete list of the authorised pathological laboratories for COVID-19 Testing in India. At the state-level & the Union Territory-level, the government is giving coronavirus testing at the 52 viral research and diagnostic laboratories (VRDL).

How & Where to Get Tested for Coronavirus? State-Wise List of Path Labs for COVID-19 Testing

The number of people affected by the scary coronavirus is climbing. In this article we will inform you where to get tested if you or a family member suspects the deadly virus infection. 

The chief laboratory for coronavirus sample testing is the Pune-based National Institute of Virology administrated by the Indian Council for Medical Research. However, at the state-level & the Union Territory-level, the government is giving coronavirus testing at the 52 viral research and diagnostic laboratories (VRDL). People first have to be referred by the local government hospitals & then go to these labs to get tests done.

Check-out complete detailed list of the authorised pathological laboratories:

Coronavirus Testing Strategy in India: 

  • There is presently no community transmission of covid-19.
  • The disease is primarily reported in individuals with travel history to the affected countries or close contacts of positive cases. Hence, all individuals need not be tested.

Coronavirus 2020: Who should get tested?

  • The ones who have direct close physical contact of laboratory confirmed positive case.
  • The people who have travel history in the last 14 days to high-risk coronavirus affected countries.
  • If both the above points are ticked then home quarantine for 14 days is advised.
  • If symptoms are found within 14 days, then laboratory test must be done. One must contact on MoH&FW helpline for testing (+91-11-23978046). Throat swab + nasal swabs must be taken in Viral Transport Medium in one tube in the cold chain.

Please Note- If there are no symptoms, then no test is required.

(Source: ICMR official website)

There are 52 Testing Labs or Sites for COVID ‐19

List of VRDLs in States or UT 

1. Andhra Pradesh

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

2. Andaman & Nicobar islands

GMC, Anantapur, AP
Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar 

3. Assam 

Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh

4. Bihar 

Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna   

5. Chandigarh 

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh   

6. Chhattisgarh 

All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur 

7. Delhi-NCT 

All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi

8. Gujarat 

BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad 
M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana 

9. Haryana 

BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat

10. Himachal Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP

11. Jammu and Kashmir

Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar   
Government Medical College, Jammu

12. Jharkhand 

MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur

13. Karnataka 

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore  
National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka 

14. Kerala 

National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala 
Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala

15. Madhya Pradesh

All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur 

16. Meghalaya 

NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya

17. Maharashtra 

Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur 
Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai

18. Manipur 

J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East, Manipur

19. Odisha 

Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar   

20. Puducherry 

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry  

21. Punjab 

Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab 
Government Medical College, Amritsar

22. Rajasthan 

Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan

23. Tamil Nadu 

King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai 
Government Medical College, Theni

24. Tripura 

Government Medical College, Agartala

25. Telangana 

Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad 

26. Uttar Pradesh 

King's George Medical University, Lucknow
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh

27. Uttarakhand 

Government Medical College, Haldwani 

28. West Bengal 

National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
IPGMER, Kolkata

The following labs are assisting VDRL in covid-19 tests 

57 laboratories to help in sample collection for COVID ‐19

1. Andhra Pradesh 
Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada 
Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa 
Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada 
Guntur Medical College, Guntur

2. Assam  
Silchar Medical College, Silchar
Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat 
Tezpur Medical College, Tezpur 
Fakhruddin Medical College, Barpeta 

3. Bihar  
Patna Medical College, Patna 
Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga
S K Medical College, Muzaffarpur

4. Chandigarh  
Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh 

5. Chhattisgarh  
Late Sri BaliramKashyap Memorial Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur 

6. Delhi‐NCT  
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi  

7. Gujarat  
Government Medical College, Surat 
GMC, Bhavnagar
PDU GMC, Rajkot
Government Medical College & SSG Hospital, Vadodara 

8. Jammu and Kashmir  
Government Medical College, Srinagar 

9. Jharkhand  
Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi 

10. Karnataka  
Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Science, Bellary 
Gulbarga Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga 

11. Kerala  
Government Medical College, Thrissur 

12. Ladakh  
Sonam Namgyal Memorial Hospital, Leh 

13. Madhya Pradesh  
Bundelkhand Medical College, Sagar
MGM Medical College, Indore 
Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior 
S.S Medical College, Rewa 

14. Maharashtra  
Government Medical College, Miraj, Sangli 
Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai 
Government Medical College, Nagpur 
Government Medical College, Aurangabad  
V. M. Government Medical College, Solapur  
Shri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College, Dhule 
Government Medical College and Hospital & Superspeciality 
Hospital, Akola 

15. Manipur  
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal 

16. Odisha  
SCB Medical College, Cuttack 

17. Puducherry  
Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry

18. Rajasthan  
RNT Medical College, Udaipur 
AIIMS, Jodhpur 

19. Tamil Nadu  
Madurai Medical College, Madurai
Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem
Government Medical College, Thiruvarur 
Government Medical College, Villupuram 
Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli 
Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore 
Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

20. Telangana  
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad 
Kakatiya Medical College, Nizampura, Warangal 

21. Uttar Pradesh  
UPUMS,(Formerly UPRIMS) Saifai

22. Uttarakhand  
AIIMS, Rishikesh 
Doon Government Medical College, Dehradun 

23. West Bengal  
Murshidabad Medical College & Hospital, Murshidabad, 
Berhampur, West Bengal 
Midnapore Medical College & Hospital, Midnapore 
North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling 
Malda Medical College, Malda 
RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata