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Updated 3 December 2021

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to rampage the world, COVID tests still remain the norm to combat the pandemic, assisting in early detection and treating the masses accordingly. The government of Pakistan has also set up several PCR testing centres across the country to facilitate travel plans and control the virus. 

The RT-PCR test or the Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction is considered to relay the most accurate outcomes for COVID-19 diagnosis. Wondering where you can get yourself or your family member tested for COVID-19 in Pakistan? What is the price of the test? Here is the complete list of RT PCR testing centres in Pakistan. 

RT PCR testing centres in Pakistan

Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 should consider getting an RT-PCR test, depending on local health regulations. Coronavirus infections have various symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. Moreover, a negative RT PCR test is now mandatory for both entering and leaving the country.

Here is the comprehensive list of government authorised RT PCR testing centres in prominent cities of Pakistan. 

Islamabad

Government Institutes

National Institute of Health – (NIH)
Park Rd, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
Ibn-e-Sina Rd, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Private Labs

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Corona Lab
Pak-Land square G-8 Markaz, Islamabad.
Open: 24/7

Kulsum Intl Hospital
Kulsum Plaza، 2020 Jinnah Ave, G 6/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Maroof Hospital
10th Ave, F-10 Markaz F 10/3 F-10, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Nayab Labs
6-Pak Pavilion Plaza, 65-E, Fazal-e-Haq Road, G 7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Open: 9 AM- 10 PM

Biotech Lab and Research Center
Khyber Plaza, AKM Fazl-ul-Haq Rd, Block I G 7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Open: 9 AM- 9:30 PM

Metropole Laboratories
20-C, Cresent Arcade, G-8 Markaz Islamabad, 44080, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Capital Diagnostic Centre
Media Foundation Plaza, G-8 Markaz Islamabad, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 11PM

Biogene Lab
Golden Plaza, Shop No. 07, AKM Fazl-ul-Haq Rd, G 7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Medask Labs (Blue Area)
LCC – Pharmacy Consultant Clinics, Shop no. 7 & 8, AI-Khair Plaza Fazal-e-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.
Open: 24/7

Medask Labs (DHA Phase – II – LCC)
Sukh Chain Avenue Gate No. 1 Near Sector B Mosque, DHA Phase II, Islamabad
Open: 8 AM- 11:55PM

Real Time PCR Diagnostic Labs
10th Ave, F-10 Markaz Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory.
Open: 24/7

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Islamabad.

Rawalpindi

Government Institutes

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)
Combined Military Hospital, AFIP Rd, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Rawalpindi Medical University (Holy Family)
Tipu Rd, Chamanzar Colony, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM-9:30 PM

Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) Rawalpindi
Near Chandni Chowk Murree Rd, Rawalpindi, 23000, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology
Rawal Road, Chaklala Cantt., Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 2PM

Private Labs

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Muree Road
Near Chandni Chowk Allied Bank Main Murree Road Rawalpindi
Open: 9 AM- 11 PM

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre PWD
Opposite Doctor Colony, PWD, Rawalpindi
Open: 24/7

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Mall Road Saddar
Ground Floor, One the Mall Plaza, Mall Road, Opposite AFIC, Saddar, Rawalpindi.
Open: 24/7

Premium Diagnostics
Cantt, Pakistan،, 2,The Mall Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 44000, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Citi Lab
Kashmir Gate Plaza، Murree Rd, Rawalpindi, 46000, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Fauji Foundation Hospital
Jhelum Road, Rawalpindi, Punjab 45000, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Health Ways
8/111 Murree Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 47000, Pakistan
Open: 8:30 AM- 8:30 PM

Twin City Diagnostics
78-A Iran Rd, A Block Block A Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Punjab 44000, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 12 AM

Medask Labs
Rawalpindi Main Lab: Tipu Rd Opp. Rawalpindi Medical University
Open: 24/7

Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory Specimen Collection Unit
Peshawar Road, Rafay Mall, Rawalpindi Cantt, Westridge 1, Rawalpindi, Punjab.
Open: 8 AM- 9:30 PM

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Rawalpindi.

Lahore

Government Institutes

Lahore General Hospital
Ismail Nagar, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Jinnah Hospital
Usmani Rd, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Punjab AIDS Control Program incl Hepatitis Lab
6 Birdwood Road, Jubilee Town, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
Open: 9 AM- 5 PM

Punjab Forensic Science Auth Lab
Lyric Rd, Samanabad Town, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
Open: 4 PM- 8:30 PM

Private Labs

Chughtai Lab
7 Jail Rd, Main Gulberg, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 7 AM- 11 PM

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital
Gobindpura, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 9 AM- 10:30 PM

Venus Diagnostics
13, Aibak Block Garden Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 11PM

Hameed Lateef Hospital
14, Abu Bakar Block New Garden Town، Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Test Zone Diagnostic Centre
Main Lab. 133-A, Faisal Town, Opposite Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore.
Open: 24/7

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Lahore.

 

Faisalabad

Government Institutes

Allied Hospital
Dr. Tusi Rd, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 2 PM

Private Labs

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre People’s Colony
563-B, Peoples Colony, Satiana Road, Faisalabad
Open: 8 AM- 9PM

Abwa Hospital & Research Centre
1-KM Khurrianwala, Jaranwala Rd, Faisalabad, Punjab 37630, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Excel Labs
Plot 337 D Ground, Block B People’s Colony No 1, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Al- Kabeer International Diagnostic & Research Laboratory 
Sargodha Rd, opposite Crescent Textile Mills, Afshan Colony, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 10 PM

Al-Khidmat Laboratories
Susan Rd, Madina Town, Faisalabad, Punjab 38860, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Test Zone Diagnostic Centre
Millat Chowk, Gulistan Colony 1, Near Ideal Bakery, 38080, Faisalabad.
Open: 24/7

Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory Specimen Collection Unit
Satayana Rd, near Hardees, Gateway Tower, Gates Chowk, Batala Colony Faisalabad, Punjab.
Open: 8 AM- 9:30 PM

Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory
Commercial Area, D Ground، Hakeem Sultan Ahmad Dawoodi Rd, Block B People’s Colony No 1, Faisalabad, Punjab.
Open: 8 AM – 11 PM

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Faisalabad

 

Peshawar

Government Institutes

Khyber Medical University
F1 Phase-6 Rd, Phase 5 Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 25100, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Hayatabad Medical Complex
Phase-4 Phase 4 Hayatabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Khyber Teaching Hospital
University Rd, Rahat Abad, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Open: 8 AM- 4 PM

 

Private Labs

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre
Ground floor, Mubarak plaza opposite Lady Reading Hospital Qila Bala Nasir
Open: 8AM- 8PM

Peshawar Medical College
Warsak Rd, Sher Ali Town Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 25160, Pakistan
Open: 8AM – 2PM

Test Zone Diagnostic Centre
24C-4/2 Park Avenue, Road, University Town, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 25000, Peshawar
Open: 7AM – 12AM

Real Time PCR Diagnostic Labs
G-30, Ground Floor, Auqaf Plaza, Dabgari Garden, Peshawar
Open: 24/7

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Peshawar.

Karachi

Government Institutes

Dow University, Ojha
Gulzar-e-Hijri Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

PCMD Karachi University
Commissioner Society, Karachi, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Private Labs

Ziauddin Hospital
Block 6 Clifton, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75600, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Essa Lab
Shah Faisal, Karachi، Shah Faisal Colony 2 Shah Faisal Colony, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75230, Pakistan
Open: 24/7

Rahila Research and Reference Lab
65B/2, Mohammad Ali Society Muhammad Ali, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75350, Pakistan.
Open: 8:30 AM – 10 PM

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Shahrah e Faisal
Etimad, Ground Floor, Finance & Trade Centre Building, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Faisal Cantonment, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 72400
Open: 8AM – 8PM

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Clifton
Plot No COM 3, Shop No G-42, Corniche Residence, Block 02, Clifton
Open: 8AM – 8PM

Islamabad Diagnostic Centre Shahrah e Pakistan
Ehad Medical Centre, near Karimabad Roundabout Shahrah e Pakistan
Open: 8AM – 8PM

Test Zone Diagnostic Centre
Test Zone (CHS) Bahadurabad Plot #.15/24 AI-Khaleej Tower, Bihar Muslim Housing Society Bahadurabad Karachi

Metropole Laboratories
Metropole Laboratories Private Limited, Office No. 4, Ground Floor, Happy Heights, near Happy Home School, Karachi.

Please visit the Government website for the complete list of testing centres in Karachi.

Pakistan PCR test price

As Pakistan continues its battle against the deadly COVID-19, more and more tests are being taken to check for the virus. The government had earlier capped the cost of RT-PCR tests at PKR 6500.

Please note that prices might vary.