Two labs in the neighbourhood, Hitech Labs and Aarthi Scans and Labs says they are open but they do not test for coronavirus.
Hitech Labs at Luz Church Road, Alwarpet says that they are open for blood tests only.
A staff member says, “We don’t test for coronavirus at our center but we do have that facility at our testing center at Purasawalkam. As of now we are not conducting x-rays, scans or ECG’s at our centre. Patients who would like to get tested for diabetes, cholesterol and other ailments can drop in for a blood test. Prescription from a doctor is mandatory. We are open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. everyday”.
Aarthi Scans and Labs at C. V. Raman Road, Alwarpet is however open for all services. A staff who works at the centralized call center says, “Residents who would like to get tested for coronavirus can drop into our Kilpauk center. We don’t offer coronavirus testing at our other centres. All the regular services that we have always offered like MRI, CT scans and ECG’s are available at the Alwarpet center”.
They provide home collection services for coronavirus testing for all Chennai residents. Residents who would like to get tested need a valid prescription from a doctor. They have to show the technician their Aadhar Card and send them their email address. Results will be given in 36 to 48 hours, through email only.
Contacts: Hitech Lab – 42074934, Aarthi Scans and Labs – 7550075500.