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Should a doctor's prescription be mandatory for Covid-19 test?

Hospitals and private labs on Wednesday welcomed the Delhi High Court's order that doctor's prescription will not be mandatory for COVID-19 testing, saying the new system will make the tests "accessible and affordable" to more people in the city. Doctor Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Lab, said testing of COVID-19 without prescription is "the need of the hour" in view of cases re-surging in the national capital....
Released on : 10/09/2020
Economic Times

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Delhi, Mumbai airports to partner firms for on-arrival Covid-19 testing

Two of India’s largest airports, Delhi and Mumbai, are trying to find viable alternatives to the current requirement of two weeks’ quarantine for arriving travelers in a bid to reduce their cost burden and spur demand. The airports are in discussions with laboratory chains such as Dr. Dangs Lab to offer ‘Test-on-Arrival’ RT-PCR testing procedures....
Released on : 14/08/2020
Business Standard

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FAQ: Where Can I Get A Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Done?

One available mode of testing for COVID-19 in India is the drive-through test. Here’s all you need to know about it. Dr. Dangs Lab was the first to offer this drive-through sample collection service in India back in April with a center in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh. They also have other such makeshift facilities at Saket and near Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi. ...
Released on : 10/08/2020
The Quint

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All you need to know about drive-through Covid-19 testing centres

The first drive-through in India was set up in April in Delhi's Punjabi Bagh by Dr. Dang’s Lab. Drive-through Covid-19 testing centers allow people to take a coronavirus test within minutes without having to go to a hospital or clinic. Before going for a drive-through test, you have to register online first. Besides, govt ID and doctors prescriptions are mandatory for a request to be approved. Usually, you will get a confirmation you will be allotted a slot and instructions....
Released on : 10/08/2020
Economic Times

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Experts Explain The Different COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen Vs RT-PCR Test, Which Is Better?

Both RT-PCR test and Rapid Antigen Test lookout for the virus in the sample and are used for the diagnosis of COVID-19. According to Dr. Navin Dang, founder of Dr. Dang’s lab in Delhi, all the tests available in the market for testing of COVID-19 have their own pros and cons but RT-PCR remains the gold standard for testing. Explaining the process of RT-PCR test, Dr. Dang said....
Released on : 07/08/2020

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High virus in kids with Covid-19, but are they contagious?

“The role of children and young people in spreading the disease depends on several factors, including their susceptibility to infection, the severity of symptoms, viral load, and social behavior. We need a far better understanding of the role of children in transmission as it has implications on school reopening and restoring some degree social normalcy,” said Dr. Navin Dang, director and senior microbiologist at Dr. Dang’s Lab, Delhi....
Released on : 02/08/2020
The Hindustan Times

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Media Coverage of Dr Dangs Partnership with Bharat Biotech

Here is all you need to know about Dr. Dang’s lab partnership with Bharat Biotech for clinical trials of Covaxin: 1) The lab has already started processing samples from 50 to 100 subjects per day from various trial sites for safety testing and will be increasing operations as per assigned timelines to cover 12 sites across the country over this month. 2) The lab is currently processing all samples for screening and safety for the various phases of this clinical trial. 3) The efficacy studies will be performed in the National Institute of Virology in Pune. 4) Stringent quality norms driven by GCLP guidelines are being followed as mandated by regulatory authorities. 5) The lab has renowned experts in each field who are working tirelessly and collectively to provide quality and timely results to fulfill the imminent need for an effective and safe COVID19 vaccine....
Released on : 31/07/2020
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Covaxin: Delhi-based Dr Dang selected as central lab for human clinical trials

A Delhi-based private laboratory, Dr. Dangs Lab, has claimed that it has been selected as the central lab for human clinical trials of Covaxin. Covaxin is India's indigenous, Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed and manufactured by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology....
Released on : 24/07/2020
Business Standard E Health

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Untouchables: how India’s coronavirus testers risk both infection and discrimination

As more Covid-19 tests are conducted in India, health workers say they face discrimination and poor working conditions. Since March this year, Anil Gautam, a phlebotomist and swab technician, has changed into about 10 personal protective equipment (PPE) suits each day as he tests for new coronavirus cases in India’s capital. "They [patients] don’t want you in their homes,” said Gautam, 40, who works for Dr. Dang’s Lab in New Delhi. “Such insensitive behavior makes me want to quit.”...
Released on : 24/07/2020

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Delhi cop’s case sparks debate on re-infection.

Can a person get re-infected by the novel coronavirus? Dr. Navin Dang, consultant microbiologist and founder of Dr. Dangs Lab, hasn’t come across re-infection cases. “One can test positive again due to numerous reasons,” he reasoned. “For example, the presence of dead viral fragments in the nasopharyngeal cavity, as happened in South Korea where some people tested positive a second time after making full recovery from an earlier bout.”...
Released on : 23/07/2020
The Times Of India

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Screening begins for vaccine volunteers in Delhi

The company developed Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology. Delhi-based Dr. Dangs Lab, which has been selected as the central lab for human clinical trials of Covaxin, said it has already started receiving samples from 50 to 100 subjects per day from various trial sites for safety testing. Pune-based NIV will test the immune response to the vaccine....
Released on : 23/07/2020
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Delhi-based Dr. Dangs Lab partners with Bharat Biotech for human trials of Covaxin

“Stringent quality norms driven by GCLP guidelines are being followed as mandated by regulatory authorities. The lab has renowned experts in each field who are working tirelessly and collectively to provide quality and timely results to fulfill the imminent need of an effective and safe Covid-19 vaccine,” it said....
Released on : 23/07/2020
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New plan to check Covid spread in Delhi: Sero survey every month

Delhi will witness a sero survey during the first five days of every month, starting August 1. Dr. Dangs Lab, which has tested 1,200 people, has found a positivity of 20-25%. “Majority of those who have tested positive are asymptomatic. It is extremely important to understand that the test does not indicate infectivity but is only used for surveillance purposes. It only explains whether the person has been exposed to the virus before. Those who are coming for the test include healthcare workers, other frontline workers, and some professionals who are about to join work,” said Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Lab....
Released on : 23/07/2020
The Indian Express

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Dr Dangs Lab chosen as central lab for Covaxin human trials,to check safety of vaccine

Privately-run diagnostics chain Dr Dangs Lab in the national capital has been selected as the central lab for the human clinical trials of Covaxin, an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine being developed and manufactured by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the country’s apex health research body, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)....
Released on : 23/07/2020
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Dr. Dang's lab partners with Bharat Biotech for human clinical trials of Covaxin

Delhi-Based Dr. Dang's Lab Partners With Bharat Biotech For Human Clinical Trials Of Covaxin. In April, Dr. Dangs Lab also became the first lab in the country to start India's first drive-through testing facility for COVID-19. "Due to COVID-19 cases surging in Delhi-NCR, we started this novel initiative of drive-through testing and we've now established our third facility. This initiative was planned to keep in mind the increasing number of cases and also increase in demand for testing. Anyone with mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19 can get their test done at this drive-through facility," Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dangs Lab told ANI....
Released on : 22/07/2020
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Data shows 18% of -ve rapid antigen results sent for follow-up RT-PCR tests came back +ve

Labs that were overburdened until a month ago from processing RT-PCR results have also hailed the rapid antigen tests. “Rapid antigen testing has been a game-changer in reducing the burden on labs and increasing accessibility. Yes, it yields false negatives, but even the RT-PCR test yields false negatives if the viral load is not enough,” said Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dang’s Lab....
Released on : 20/07/2020
The Print

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Coronavirus is airborne? Myth or Fact

Coronavirus is Air-borne or not. Various myths are being circulated on social media related to the community spread of coronavirus. Here is a debate on NDTV with the CEO of Dr. Dangs Lab, Dr. Arjun Dang. See the video....
Released on : 10/07/2020
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Private labs allowed to conduct antibody COVID-19 test.

“Most private labs have started offering these tests. But these are only for surveillance, not for diagnosis. To ensure people are aware of this, we make them fill a patient’s form with basic information about themselves, which ends with the ‘not for diagnosis’ bit written in the end in bold.”...
Released on : 10/07/2020
The Quint

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Will teleconsultation be the next big thing in healthcare?

Extended working hours, no sleep, hospitals teeming with patients, the risk of getting infected and barely any ‘me time’ — these are just a few things doctors face every day. While one may think this is what their profession entails, the outbreak of Covid-19 has certainly brought about a change in the way we perceive doctors. As Dr Arjun Dang, the CEO of a renowned Delhi-based private lab that is conducting drive-through Covid-19 tests, points out, being a doctor isn’t just about treating a patient, but about care and compassion. “Being a pathologist, I feel every sample received is not just a sample but a human being who has placed all his trust in us and deserves the best. We must not forget that despite the advent of technology, one thing that’s always been the cornerstone of good healthcare is the trust and empathy between doctors and their patients,” he opines....
Released on : 30/06/2020
The Hindustan Times

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20-minute drive through covid testing facilities increased in Delhi, Private labs scale up testing

After collecting nearly 3,000 samples with the help of its facilities in Punjabi Bagh and Saket, Dr. Dangs Lab has opened another center near Siri Fort Auditorium in the national capital, in a bid to augment the fight against COVID-19. Speaking to ANI, Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dangs Lab, said:” Due to COVID-19 cases surging in Delhi-NCR, we started this novel initiative of drive-through testing and we’ve now established our third facility. ...
Released on : 26/06/2020
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Dangs Lab comes up with third drive through Covid-19 testing facility near Siri Fort Auditorium

Private labs have scaled up operations as cases continue to rise in Delhi. Dr. Dangs Lab has increased its drive-thru sample collection centers. A new facility has been started near Siri Fort Auditorium. The other two facilities are located in Punjabi Bagh & Saket. Delhi overtook Mumbai with more than 70k COVID-19 cases. Anyone with mild or moderate symptoms can get their test done at any one of these 3 drive-through facilities: Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Lab, Delhi Watch the full video for more details....
Released on : 26/06/2020
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India Diagnostics Summit & Awards

The Diagnostics Summit & Awards is aimed at building a future-ready diagnostics spectrum and recognizing excellence in diagnostics based on various criteria set by the advisory as well the jury board. The Diagnostics Summit & Awards is aimed at building a future-ready diagnostics spectrum and recognizing excellence in diagnostics based on various criteria set by the advisory as well the jury board. The third-panel discussion which will talk about ‘quality in the time of crisis’ and the right government practices will have Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar - CEO, NABH, Dr. Girdhar Gyani - Director General, AHPI & Ex-Secretary General, Quality Council of India N. Venkateswaran - CEO, NABL, Dr. Arjun Dang - CEO, Dr. Dang's Lab, Sougat Chatterjee - CEO, Apollo Preventive Health, moderated by Dr. Rana Mehta - Partner & Leader, Healthcare, PwC India....
Released on : 26/06/2020
Economic Times

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Delhi’s Covid positivity rate sees a dip in just a few days as number of tests goes up

Speaking to ThePrint, Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dang’s Lab, said, “To ramp up testing, you need three things — trained manpower, equipment and a BSLII (biosafety level 2) facility which needs space. That is not easy in a city like Delhi. Also manpower, if not just molecular biologists and PhDs, we also need data entry operators because the data has to be shared with multiple agencies — IDSP, ICMR, and Delhi government.”...
Released on : 18/06/2020
The Print

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In testing times, Delhi labs fail to make the cut

Delhi may have 40 laboratories — 17 government-run and 23 private — for Covid-19 tests, but getting one done isn’t easy. “We have no slots for the next 48 hours. Those who wish to have a test later can register with us,” said a telephone operator at Dr. Dang’s Lab, a premium facility in south Delhi offering home collection and drive-through at its Saket center. ...
Released on : 10/06/2020
The Times Of India

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Target 2 lakh tests daily, pvt lab share remains under 20%

Asked about the low share, Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dang’s Lab, told The Indian Express: “I think all private labs are stretching their limits to do COVID collections. Private labs have a major limitation of specialized and very expensive equipment, trained manpower, and space. Comparing private labs and Government labs is comparing apples and oranges. To sustain the business, routine lab work is essential, which now is far below normal (only about 18-20%). Although we practice the highest levels of infection-control protocols, there is still a lot of stigmas associated with COVID testing so we are trying to do home collections and drive-throughs. This itself requires investments in AC transport vehicles, manpower, and PPEs which are absorbed by the lab.”...
Released on : 26/05/2020
The Indian Express

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Health care workers say border curbs have hit medical services, tests in Delhi

Health care workers said the closure of the borders had also hit Covid-19 testing facilities, which was a serious cause for concern. “The lockdown at the border means samples cannot be moved and our trained manpower is unable to report for work at this crucial time. I am working with around 20% of my staff, which has impacted the number of tests that we can do in a day. There shouldn’t be any borders in the National Capital Region, and such minor issues should not impact the government’s hard work of ramping up testing capability,” said Dr. Navin Dang, founder, Dr. Dang’s Labs....
Released on : 08/05/2020
The Hindustan Times

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Roche Diagnostics India receives import licence for its COVID-19 antibody test

The test received CE IVD certification and USFDA emergency use authorization (EUA) a few days ago. Navin Dang, Founder & Chairman, Dr. Dangs Lab, said “As India works towards ‘flattening of the COVID-19 curve’, we need the ability of testing with accuracy and capacity to meet the needs of such large scale testing in both Government and private sectors to revive the economy. Adding standardized immunodiagnostic serology tests could play a pivotal role in this process.” Antibody tests have multiple utilities at the level of the individual, community such as relating to COVID-19 epidemiology in India and for supporting vaccine development and research activities, he said....
Released on : 07/05/2020
The Hindu

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Coronavirus testing kits from China : Failing the tests.

Chinese kits have specific usage protocols. “From what I have seen of the rapid test protocols, most of them need to be stored at a certain temperature, around 25-30 degrees Celsius,” says Dr. Arjun Dang, a pathologist and CEO of Dr. Dang’s Lab, one of India’s leading pathology labs. “If the kits are left out [in the open] for even a short amount of time, it could affect their accuracy. After being opened, they must also be used within a specified time period.”...
Released on : 02/05/2020

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An Infected Person May Test Negative In 40% Of Cases

Several patients who have been tested positive for Coronavirus have complained that they tested negative when they took the first test. “While interpreting the results of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test, the referring physician must keep in mind the window period of the infection,” Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Lab, said. Dr. Dang says that labs should follow robust training programs for sample collection officers and it should be done in such a way that it can maintain its integrity and ensure the highest accuracy....
Released on : 02/05/2020
Outlook India

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Labs demand easier passage to ensure proper testings.

Arjun Dang, the CEO of Dr. Dangs Lab, said the sealing came on the back of restrictions in Faridabad for the past two days. He said that two of his senior consultants could not come from Gurugram. “Earlier four molecular biologists, all residents of Faridabad, were also not allowed. We are authorized for COVID-19 tests and with four of the eight microbiologists not turning up for work, it becomes difficult to run operations. Eventually, we made arrangements for their stay in Delhi,” said Dr. Dang....
Released on : 01/05/2020
The Hindu