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Praava now offers free registration (save ৳150) for NEW patients wishing to get tested for COVID-19

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We're testing for COVID-19

We are trusted by the government of Bangladesh to carry out COVID-19 tests. If you or any of your loved ones think you are infected by the coronavirus and want to get tested, you can book an appointment for a home sample collection and we will come to you. Just call 10648 and make your booking.

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If you have been tested for COVID-19 and have any doubts about your results, a doctor is best placed to advise you.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, multiple variants of the virus have been detected worldwide, complicating public health efforts to contain the virus.

OP-ED: What you need to know about the COVID-19 test

We know that the best thing to do to curb the spread of coronavirus is to continue testing to identify and isolate people in a timely way.

What You Need To Know About Different Types of COVID-19 Testing

What are the types of COVID-19 tests? Nasal or oral swab. This is the most common type of test available to determine positive cases of COVID-19.

We are operating within Dhaka metropolitan area with multiple teams to provide you fast COVID-19 testing at home.

We are collecting nasopharyngeal samples (by nasal swab) and oropharyngeal samples (by oral swab) for testing.

The Health & Safety of Praava Sample Collection Teams

Our teams doing home sample collection maintain strict clinical protocols including wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE). They are also checked daily for symptoms to ensure that they are healthy before they go to your home. All Praava sample collectors maintain proper hand hygiene including applying 70% alcohol hand sanitizers after each patient sample is collected. Additionally, all Praava staff are regularly randomly tested for COVID-19.

Please note that when booking online for the COVID-19 test, same day collection cannot be guaranteed on the day of booking.

If you need a COVID-19 PCR test for travel, please visit our facility in Banani to have your samples collected no longer than 72 hours and no less than 16 hours prior to your time of departure. Open from 8am to 6pm, every day. 

  • If the sample is collected between 8am – 11:30am, the Praava report will be ready between 5pm – 6pm the same day and the DGHS report will be ready between 7pm – 8pm
  • If the sample is collected after 11:30am and before 4:30pm, the Praava report will be ready between 10pm – 11pm the same day and the DGHS report will be ready between 12am – 1am 
  • If the sample is collected after 4:30pm, the Praava report will be ready by 8am the following day and the DGHS report will be ready between 8am – 9am the following day
  • There may be delays in report delivery if the DGHS server is temporarily down or the sample needs to be reanalyzed.  

To get tested you must bring:

To fill out the DGHS form, you are required to input your COVID-19 vaccine status and details. Please fill out the information accordingly. And if you’re filling up the form at Praava, make sure to have the information available to you. You, however, aren’t required to submit your vaccine certificate at Praava.

To know more about your COVID-19 traveler testing and requirements, click here.

Please note that when booking online for the COVID-19 test, same day collection cannot be guaranteed on the day of booking. Also, traveler’s must carry the hard copy of the DGHS report (with QR code) with them to the airport.

Instructions for Travelers to the USA

Travelers to the US have to do the RT-PCR test one calendar date before the flight date.

DGHS Instructions for Travelers

Talking to a

When you or a loved one is suffering from COVID-19, getting advice from a doctor is vital to help you navigate the illness. They can help you understand your test results, prescribe medication and help you get back on your feet.

Video Consultations with Praava Doctors

As part of our ongoing efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we offer video consultations as an alternative to in clinic visits. 

Through our own personalized video consultancy platform, you can connect with our doctors. To schedule, visit our website or call 10648 to book your consultation. If you need any assistance, please call 10648 between 8 am and 10 pm every day.

Videos on COVID-19 Management

80% of COVID-19 positive patients can effectively manage their illness from home. Check out these useful videos to learn more about how to take care of a COVID-19 positive patient at home.

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