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PCR DNA test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor.
User :   Cam u please let me know

User :  
Hello Doctor,
I was told that NAT test is done Could you please let me know the centres that conduct these tests, procedure for the test, how long does it take to get the result and what would be the approximate charges?
Doctor :   Could you tell me what you mean by NAT test?
Doctor :   you there?

User :   Yes
User :  
doctor i am there
Doctor :   Good

Doctor :  
Could you tell what you mean by NAT test?
User :  
Nucleic Acid Testing
User :   for Hepatitis and HIV quick testing
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
You can get it done in any of the big hospitals
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
Facilities are available there
Doctor :   It is called as DNA PCR test

Doctor :  
for better communication when you visit the test center
User :  
How long does it take for the test, do they use the same procudure of taking the blood and giving the result by evening?
User :   and what are the charges like. Is it very expensive?

Doctor :   Yes, the same way the blood is collected

Doctor :  
and sent for test
Doctor :   It can be expected within the same day

Doctor :   It costs around Rs3000
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per test
User :  
ok. great. Thanks a lot doctor.
User :   do we need a doc presciption for the test?

Doctor :  
Not necessary
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But you need to give a consent
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Get back to me with the report
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :  
User :  
that's it as now doc. thanks a lot
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