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2022-01-21 News & Notices

The best practice of home isolation during COVID infection is to keep yourself isolated from the public. This means staying indoors, being careful about people you’re engaging with, and wearing clean clothes every day to avoid bringing infected material into your home. It’s important that you also take self care measures which mean having plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids, eating healthy foods, getting some exercise or physical activity, and not smoking cigarettes.

How long should I stay at home if I have confirmed COVID infection?

Once you are diagnosed with a COVID infection by a medical professional (usually this means that you’ve shown symptoms) then it’s advised that you immediately start self quarantining yourself at home for 14 days or until your doctor says it’s safe. This rule applies even in cases where someone in your home has contracted COVID, in which case it’s best for everyone who lives there to be quarantined together so that nobody else can get sick.

This may seem counter intuitive when it comes to self care, but the idea of wearing clean clothes every day helps you avoid giving the COVID infection to others. If you don’t have any fresh clothing then it’s recommended that you shower at least once a day and wash your current set of clothes thoroughly with soap before putting them back on again after showering. It would also help if everyone living at home or staying there regularly could do this too, because this will help prevent the spread of disease within the home itself.

How long does it take for symptoms to show after COVID infection?

The time that symptoms of COVID infection will start showing varies, but it starts happening within three days of getting the disease. This is why self quarantine is the best practice at home. If you are experiencing symptoms then it’s important not to engage with others as much as possible, even if they are feeling completely fine themselves because the virus can be transmitted by fluids and secretions during this period before you actually look sick.

This means that if someone in your home has contracted COVID then everyone needs to do their part to help keep each other healthy without spreading germs everywhere. Drinking plenty of fluids every day helps break up any potential blockages in your respiratory system caused by the COVID virus, and it could also help reduce your fever if you’re feeling hot. Proper self care while at home includes getting enough rest so your body can focus on fighting off the infection, eating healthy foods to give yourself the energy you need while recovering, being active or doing some exercise or physical activity every day, and not smoking cigarettes because this could lead to complications with healing.

Can I go outside when I have COVID?

You should stay indoors until you are fully healed from a COVID infection. If it’s absolutely necessary for you to go outside then wear clean clothes that haven’t been worn in previous days or other people before putting them back on again after leaving the house. Washing your current set of clothes with soap and water before putting them back on helps keep you from accidentally bringing germs back inside.

You should also avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands at all times when you have a COVID infection because this is how the virus gets transmitted easily from person to person. This means washing hands thoroughly with soap and dry them before rubbing your eyes, having contact with your nostrils or aerosolizing your mucus membranes by coughing or sneezing into your hand, or touching food before eating it.

While these practices seem obvious they’re not always followed if people feel too sick to get out of bed. If you’re feeling exhausted then ask a family member for help getting up into a sitting position so that you can eat and drink with them in the same space, or ask them to bring healthy food and water for you in bed. Remember that your immune system is compromised while you’re COVID so getting up to eat can help prevent dehydration, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, nausea or vomiting associated with not eating enough when you’re too sick to get out of bed.

Post Covid Checkup Plan


What’s the best way to stay hydrated during a COVID infection?

Drinking plenty of fluids every day helps break up any potential blockages caused by COVID in your respiratory system by helping mucus break down more quickly so it doesn’t cause problems breathing. This also helps reduce fever if you have one because sweating loosens secretions on the skin’s surface which can lead to bacterial infections if left untreated.

It’s important to stay away from caffeinated or alcoholic beverages during a COVID infection because both are diuretics that dehydrate you instead of hydrating like water does naturally. Drinking plenty of plain or slightly salted water every day helps keep your kidneys functioning correctly, keeps them from getting too stressed out, and can help prevent dehydration related to fever, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, lack of urination due to illness, fungal overgrowth in the intestinal tract (dysbiosis), or not drinking enough fluids when you’re severely sick with COVID.

This is also why it’s important for people who are older than 50 years old to always be prepared with at least three days worth of food and water stored in their home for emergencies. Contamination during a COVID outbreak also makes it difficult to use public water supplies or get deliveries of fresh food into stores that are too far away to self-sustain without using lots of gas, diesel fuel, gasoline, or other petroleum products.

What’s an easy way to get more liquids without having to eat solid foods?

It’s best if you don’t try eating anything until you feel better because the digestive system works much slower when you have covid which means your stomach acids can become too strong and burn your intestines while breaking down foods for digestion while you’re sick with covid. For instance, lettuce turns into mucus buildup inside your body while you’re COVID which means it’s best to avoid eating raw vegetables, fruits, or salads while you’re covid unless they’re properly washed.

You should also avoid drinking anything with citric acid in it because this can affect your esophagus’s physiology by making it swell up or produce too much stomach acid when combined with the stress of being sick with COVID. For this reason, stick to water, herbal teas (without lactose), fresh fruit juice made from scratch without additives, broths made from boiling some meat and vegetables over a slow cook setting on your stove top, jello (gelatin) desserts without added colors or flavors that could irritate your respiratory tract like hibiscus powder often does if you accidentally inhale some while you have covid, soy milk with added sugar if you’re lactose intolerant, or broth made from beef bones baked in the oven for several hours at a low temperature.

Is there anything else to consider during home isolation?

While it’s important to eat well and drink plenty of liquids when you’re sick to help your body function properly remember that covid can stay alive on surfaces like kitchen counters or tables for up to six weeks especially if they were wiped down with disinfecting bleach after someone used them before you got sick. This means that if someone who is ill with covid prepared food and then was too tired and weak to wash their hands after handling raw meat or cleaning utensils before preparing other foods without wearing gloves, they may have left their germs on the kitchen table or even in the air when they coughed near you.

This is why it’s important to always use your own dishes – like plates, bowls, cups, forks, spoons, knives that are stored safely in a drawer or cabinet where you can reach them easily without having to bend down too much. Always keep these items clean by washing them with hot water and soap after every covid infection because this prevents cross-contamination which could make you sick again in the future if another person handles them without thinking about how easily virus droplets can adhere onto almost any surface including utensils, pots & pans if they aren’t properly dried after being washed with hot soapy water.

Did you know that it’s also important to avoid sharing things with others like silverware, straws, handkerchiefs made out of cloth, bandannas often worn by construction workers, tea towels or dish rags? These items can easily become cross-contaminated if they aren’t washed after someone uses them during home isolation. This is why you should either buy your own set of dishes and utensils at the grocery store so you won’t have to risk catching covid again when shared items are used on several different people over time. Remember that sharing stuff with other people living in your household who still have active covid can put everyone else at risk for contracting this contagious infection especially little children or elderly adults who may have a compromised immune system due to other health conditions.

For this reason, it’s important to always use latex or non-latex disposable gloves when someone has covid in your family especially if they are caring for small children, pets, the elderly with dementia, or anyone else who may have problems remembering how to cover their mouth with tissues or towels made out of paper whenever they cough or sneeze within six feet of another person. This protects everyone from accidentally inhaling droplets that contain virus particles when ill people forget how often they need to clear their throats by coughing loudly into something disposable like a tissue instead of using hands which could spread covid even more easily than usual while home alone without supervision because you’re still contagious during convalescence.

To prevent the spread of covid, it’s also important to get rid of all tissues that are full of germs each day by placing them loosely in a plastic bag with some baking soda to keep them from smelling bad while you’re sick at home. Seal this for disposal for several hours or even overnight so it will be safe enough to place in your outside trashcan instead of flushing it down the toilet where others may drink water contaminated with covid if they don’t boil their taps thoroughly before using them during home isolation. While you have covid at home, remember not to share any towels that are damp or wet without washing them on hot with detergent first because anyone who touches these items have direct contact with your illness.

Even though it’s understandable that you might want to use a clean handkerchief or a cloth bandanna during home isolation because you can’t find your tissues, it’s important to remember that these items could become contaminated with virus particles if they aren’t washed after each person who touches them. If someone else in your family goes near your supplies without wearing disposable gloves first, there is a chance they could become ill as well if they touched something wet or damp especially when the flu season arrives early every year after winter storms hit harder than usual and cause many people living close together to contract covid even more easily than usual.

When you’re recovering from an active infection at home, be sure to keep all dirty laundry out of reach and away from other people in your household by washing these items with hot soapy water if they were worn or used during home isolation. This helps to prevent the spread of covid throughout your entire family whether you’re sick at home or not because soiled clothing can easily become contaminated when it’s not laundered thoroughly after use even though you may take precautions like wearing latex gloves while caring for your appearance during convalescence. You should wash all dirty towels and handkerchiefs used during home isolation with detergent before reusing them again too since these items could carry virus particles that cause covid if they aren’t washed in hot sudsy water before someone else touches them, especially when laundry isn’t done often enough in households where several people live together.


2021-08-24 News & Notices

The anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) level in the blood is measured in this test. Both males and females produce AMH in their reproductive tissues. The function of AMH and whether or not your levels are normal is determined by your age and gender.

AMH plays a critical part in the development of a baby’s sex organs while he or she is still in the womb. A baby’s reproductive organs begin to mature during the first weeks of pregnancy. The kid will be born with the genes to be either a male or a female (XY genes) (XX genes).

If the kid possesses male (XY) DNA, high levels of AMH and other male hormones are produced. This inhibits the development of female organs while encouraging the growth of masculine organs. Organs of both sexes may form if there isn’t enough AMH to inhibit the development of female organs. When this happens, a baby’s genitals may be difficult to distinguish between male and female. The term for this is ambiguous genitalia. Intersex is another term for this situation.

Small levels of AMH are produced if the unborn baby possesses female (XX) genes. Female reproductive organs can develop as a result of this. Females after puberty have a different role for AMH. The ovaries (glands that produce egg cells) start producing AMH about this period. The higher the level of AMH, the more egg cells there are.

AMH levels in women can reveal information about fertility and the ability to conceive. The test could potentially be used to diagnose menstruation abnormalities or keep track of the health of women who have specific types of ovarian cancer.

AMH hormone test, müllerian-inhibiting hormone, MIH, müllerian inhibiting factor, MIF, müllerian-inhibiting substance, MIS, müllerian inhibiting substance.

Why is the AMH test done?

An AMH test is commonly used to determine a woman’s ability to create fertile eggs for pregnancy. During her childbearing years, a woman’s ovaries can produce hundreds of eggs. As a woman gets older, her number decreases. The amount of AMH in a woman’s blood can indicate how many potential egg cells she still has. Ovarian reserve is the term for this.

A woman with a high ovarian reserve may have a better probability of becoming pregnant. She may also be able to put off attempting to conceive for months or even years. If a woman’s ovarian reserve is low, she may have difficulty getting pregnant and should try to have a baby as soon as possible.

AMH tests may also be used to:

Predict the onset of menopause, the era in a woman’s life when her monthly periods have finished and she is no longer able to become pregnant. It usually begins when a woman reaches the age of 50.
Assist in determining the cause of amenorrhea, or the lack of menstruation. It’s more common among girls who haven’t started menstruation by the age of 15 and women who have missed multiple cycles.
Assist in the diagnosis of the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disease that is a prevalent cause of female infertility.
Infants with genitals that aren’t clearly marked as male or female should be checked. Women with specific forms of ovarian cancer should be monitored.
Find out the reason for early menopause

Why Do you need AMH test?

If you are a woman who is having trouble conceiving, you may need an AMH test. The test can help you figure out how likely you are to have a child. If you’re already seeing a fertility specialist, the test may be used to forecast how well you’ll respond to treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF).

High levels could indicate that you have more eggs available and will respond to treatment better. You may have fewer eggs available and may not respond well to treatment if your AMH levels are low.

If you have signs of polycystic ovary syndrome, you may also need an AMH test (PCOS). These are some of them:

Menstrual irregularities, such as early menopause or amenorrhea
Hair growth on the body and on the face that is excessive
Breast size has shrunk
Gaining weight

In addition, if you are being treated for ovarian cancer, you may need an AMH test. The test can reveal whether or not your treatment is effective.

What happens during the AMH test?

A tiny needle will be used to obtain a blood sample from a vein in your arm by a health care provider. A small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial once the needle is inserted. When the needle goes in or out, it may sting a little. It normally takes less than five minutes to complete this task.

Preparation for AMH test.

You don’t need any special preparations for an AMH test.

Risks of AMH test

Having a blood test carries relatively little risk. You may experience little pain or bruising where the needle was inserted, but most symptoms fade rapidly.

How to understand AMH Report

If you’re a woman trying to conceive, your test results might help you figure out how likely you are to conceive. It can also assist you in determining when to begin trying to conceive. A high amount of AMH may indicate that your chances of becoming pregnant are better, and you may have a longer time before attempting.

A high AMH level could indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS has no cure, however, it can be treated with drugs and/or lifestyle adjustments such as eating a nutritious diet and waxing or shaving to reduce excess body hair.

If you have any confusion about your results, consult with a doctor.

Where can I do the AMH test in Nepal?

You can do an AMH test from Crystal Diagnostic Lab. Crystal Diagnostic Lab is an “A” Grade lab accredited by the government of Nepal.

AMH tests are not easily available in the labs of Nepal, therefore, there are few labs including Crystal Diagnostic that offer AMH tests.

You can contact us via Facebook, Website or directly contact us at 01-4561021, 01-4561020, 01-4561030,9802301020 to reach us faster.






2021-07-26 News & Notices

The immune system of your body constantly works to protect and shield the body from a variety of infections and diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.

Even after being fully recovered from Coronavirus infection, few people may experience Post-COVID conditions such as fibrosis in the lungs, renal failure, neurological problems, diabetes, and sometimes cardiac arrest.

Coronavirus attacks and weakens your body while destroying your immunity apart affecting several body parts especially the lungs. That is the reason why having poor health conditions gets worse after being affected by a coronavirus.

The post-Covid phenomenon might cover a wide range of ongoing, returning and new health-related problems where people can experience it even more than fours weeks after being infected by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Thus this phenomenon has been known as Post COVID 19 syndrome.

Why Post-Covid Health Checkup is important

Why should you get a Post-COVID Health Checkup?

After being affected by the coronavirus there are many severe COVID-19 conditions being reported daily, therefore, every recovered patient should continue to monitor their health status.

Even after being recovered from the COVID-19, it has been observed that it leaves some long-term negative impacts in our body that can turn into serious problems along with destroying our body’s immune system.

A post-COVID health checkup is essential to detect any issue in the body. The issues of COVID-19 could go past the lungs including the heart, brain, skin, and kidney. It is important for the proper functioning of each and every part of the body.

This package of health checkups is even more important for patients with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, kidney problem, cholesterol, cardiac diseases, and cancer. etc

How To Know If Your health Has Been Affected By The Covid?

There are several signs in your blood that give you an evaluation of your health conditions. The signs in the blood are of different types from the cell and their ratio to one another. Apart from that, there are different chemical signs that show the status of your physiological health.

If you have been recovered from the COVID-19, you can use these test signs to find out ho your body and organs including the heart have been affected by the coronavirus infection and also how much your body’s immunity has been compromised.

Where can you get a Post-COVID Health Checkup in Kathmandu?
Crystal Diagnostics has been providing a Post-COVID health checkup package which includes every test you need to conduct after recovering from a coronavirus infection.
We will list every test that is available in the package and this package is suitable for anyone who wants to have a full health checkup of their body after being recovered from COVID-19.

We also provide home checkup services if you feel difficult to visit the clinic. It has been difficult to travel during this pandemic. To solve this problem we are providing home services.

Why Post-Covid Health Checkup is important

Post-COVID health checkup package includes


The test is used to determine how well you have responded to a COVID infection by measuring several types of blood cells (RBCs, WBCs, Platelets, and so on). It could point you in the direction of any additional steps you’ll need to take when you’ve recovered.

RFT Mini

A Renal Function Test (RFT) Mini is used to determine the kidneys’ overall health. Patients with diabetes might use it as a preventive screening test to check that their kidneys are working properly.

LFT Mini

Liver function tests (also known as a liver panel) are blood tests that assess the liver’s ability to produce several enzymes, proteins, and other chemicals. These tests examine your liver’s overall health. On a single blood sample, many drugs are frequently analyzed at the same time.


The D-dimer test evaluates whether or not a blood clot is abnormal. Blood clot development can persist even after a full recovery.

COVID-19, as a result of inflammation and systemic alterations, causes serious lung damage in a few people. The blood and its clotting ability can be affected by inflammation and systemic changes in the body.


It is a blood test that determines the level of inflammation in the body as well as the infection level. It can detect bacterial infections in the lungs, urinary tract, digestive tract, skin, and heart problems, among other things.


An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test evaluates how quickly erythrocytes (red blood cells) settle at the bottom of a test tube containing a blood sample. Red blood cells settle relatively slowly in the normal state. A higher-than-normal rate could suggest that the body is inflamed. Inflammation is a natural aspect of your immune system’s response.


The immune system produces these antibodies — proteins that are critical for fighting and clearing out the virus. If test results show that you have antibodies, it indicates that you were likely infected with COVID-19 at some time in the past. It may also mean that you have some immunity.


The LDH test is used to forecast a patient’s respiratory performance. It can tell you if you need more intensive supportive therapies and tighter respiratory monitoring to avoid a poor prognosis.

All these tests are important to know the status of your recovery after being affected by COVID-19 infections. Each of these tests has significant importance that needs to be checked. Some people might have severe after infection symptoms while some may not see any symptoms at all.

Crytal Diagnostics has been actively involved in checking COVID-19 status through various standard COVID tests like RT-PCR, COVID antibody tests, etc.

If you are in any need of checking your health status then feel free to Contact Crystal Diagnostic Lab.

About Crystal Diagnostics

We, Crystal Diagnostic, are always fully focused on helping our clients and you to overcame any hurdle, whether it’s a big health issue or just seasonal flu.

Crystal Lab services is a clinical diagnostic center dedicated to comprehensive, high-quality, and rapid response lab testing at affordable prices. We perform all types of tests in biochemistry, microbiology, hematology, virology, histopathology/Cytology, and RT-PCR conduct various test profiles for all diseases. We also offer molecular pathology services.

We have been always solving the problems of our patients day to day motivated with our slogan “ Trusted solutions not just results”.

You can learn about our other services and tests on the service menu of our website.




2021-07-02 News & Notices

Medical laboratory testing plays a vital role in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in patients. If a patient routinely submits to lab testing, this will allow doctors to respond swiftly with preventative treatment, which could save the patient time, money, and possibly sickness in years to come.

Approximately, 60 to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, hospital admission, and discharge are dependent on laboratory results.

 In this article, laboratory testing procedures will be made clear, so that you may understand one of the most important segments of the healthcare industry, and why it’s important to participate regularly in lab testing.

Why should you know about the Lab Test?

A new study estimates astounding death rates per year occur due to errors in medical aid. This makes medical errors the third leading factor of death, only after cardiopathy and cancer. 

While this can be daunting and unsettling, it points to much more serious problems because many medical errors are not fatal and because medical errors are “an action or planning or practice that contributes to or can lead to unintended results.

The definition proves that failures in laboratory tests certainly qualify. Lab test failures resulting in delayed or wrong diagnoses and unnecessary costs and care.  

This represents Recently the Institute of Medicine concluded that most people will experience a minimum of one diag1 in 20 adults diagnostic error in their life. Errors associated with lab tests are more common than you may think.

And it’s likely that everyone will have at least one test done in their life. These include tests for genetic disorders, sickness, and diabetes, etc, and therefore the results routinely guide diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.

Everyone should know that whether it’s because of misuse or a failure mode, all lab tests have limitations.

 The most common reasons include mistakes in ordering lab tests—meaning the proper tests don’t seem to be ordered at the proper time—and problems with the accuracy, availability, and interpretation of their results.

The best option to avoid lab test-related errors is to be pre-informed about the possible problems that might arise. Inquire beforehand in order to prevent them. 

Lab Tests in Nepal

Lab tests in Nepal are dedicated to providing fast and accurate laboratory test results using the most advanced technology available. 

Labs in Nepal include equipment that is of international standard with highly skilled professionals that follow internationally approved methods to ensure that the results are precise & accurate. 

Preventing any chance of error, Lab tests done in Nepal labs are spacious and exceptionally clean; the establishment is equipped with bi-directional lab information system software to reduce any transcription errors. 

Calibration of equipment and reagents is performed periodically with the use of necessary controls and the integration of fully automated equipment and information technology minimizes human error. 


Ensuring quality assurance labs in Nepal focus on giving quality assurance. Labs in Nepal now are fully capable of covering a wide range of tests, some of which were not possible in Nepal earlier.

Labs in Nepal have introduced more than 75 tests for the first time in the country. Many lab tests in Nepal specialize in tests involving the kidney, the liver, the heart, and the endocrine system, as well as tests for tumor, infectious disease, and auto-immune system are also part of our repertoire. 

Only a few rare and special tests are not done in the labs of  Nepal and are outsourced to an accredited laboratory. 

Prevention is the key that labs in Nepal provide you with accurate results of many tests that will help you to keep your health in check.

Body Signs that you should have lab test immediately

These are few body signs that one has to be aware of and go for lab tests immediately. See a doctor if you experience any of the subsequent symptoms: Muscle pains and body aches that are persistent, or that come and go often.

Discomfort in the hands, numbness, tingling (pins and needles sensation), feet, or limbs. Pain, fever, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, or redness in or around joints.

Types of lab tests in Nepal

Biochemistry tests in Nepal

Biochemical tests in Nepal are frequently applied to samples of serum, plasma, and urine. Levels of specific chemicals are measured and compared with those of a healthy individual. 

In biochemical tests, any increase or decrease in any particular component(s) can help to identify a disease process.

Hematology tests in Nepal

Hematology tests in Nepal consist of the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have disorders of the blood and bone marrow. Whilst most part of a hematologist’s time is spent in providing direct clinical care to patients and diagnostic work in the laboratory is also a major part of their work.

Immunological tests in Nepal

There are immunological tests for different medical conditions and purposes – for example, to test for an allergy, to screen for bowel cancer, or to find out if a woman is pregnant. 

In which it can be used to carry out basic tests in hospitals and laboratories, to have a quick test yourself at home, as well as in doctors’ and specialists’ practices.

Parasitology Tests in Nepal

By employing a simple stool test at home, the Parasitology lab tests in Nepal are used as a direct examination of stool for ova and parasites (O&P)in order to ascertain the presence of parasites and/or their eggs within the gastrointestinal tract. O&P is commonly known as  the gold standard of diagnosis for parasites

Microbiological tests in Nepal

This test covers the utilization of biological, biochemical, or chemical methods for the detection, identification, or enumeration of microorganisms. It is often applied to disease-causing and spoilage microorganisms.

Serology test in Nepal

A serology test detects antibodies made by the immune system in response to a threat in the liquid part of the blood such as SARS-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19.

The test looks for either Ig(Igm) Immunoglobulin G (IgM) or Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the two antibodies created by the body against the virus in lab tests in Nepal

Mid-stream urine test in Nepal

A midstream specimen of urine (MSU) is tested for infection. Symptoms of a urine infection can include pain when you pass urine and emitting urine frequently

 A mid-stream urine sample means you do not collect the primary or last part of urine that comes out. This reduces the possibility of the sample being contaminated with bacteria from your hands. the skin close to the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body.

Things to do before a lab test

 If your urine is being tested just for a urinalysis, you are allowed to eat and drink normally before the test. If you’re also having other tests at the same time, you might require to fast for a certain amount of time.

Your doctor will provide you specific instructions.  Drugs, including nonprescription medications and supplements, can most likely affect the results of a urinalysis. 

Before a urinalysis, tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or other supplements that you take. Most of the tests need to be done on an empty stomach so make sure you double-check the testing things to do before having a lab test in Nepal.

Different Lab tests check-up prices in Nepal

Each laboratory establishes or “validates” its own system and reference ranges, thus price differences that vary from lab to lab. In some cases, prices may differ because the quality of services or the cost of doing business in a given market is higher. Most influential is market power, that of either insurers or hospitals, research shows.


How to identify the best Diagnostic Labs In Nepal?

Diagnostic health testing is definitely the most important tool to monitor diseases and prescribing the right remedial measures. It has become the foremost effective tool for doctors to evaluate a patient’s health and come to a medical conclusion. 

But how to identify the best Diagnostic labs in Nepal – which pathology laboratory and diagnostic center is the best choice and which is the best diagnostic lab in Nepal? 

]There are several diagnostic labs in Nepal that you can choose from but which is the best lab that caters to most of your requirements? Find out here. Basically, a decent Diagnostic lab In Nepal should be ready to provide quality services for the prevention and timely and accurate detection of diseases.

The best  Diagnostic Lab in Nepal should  be able to offer  the following things,

  • The latest technology
  • Sophisticated equipment
  • Stringent quality measures
  • Rigorously trained technologists
  • Fully, automated state-of-the-art analyzers 
  • The capacity for processing 15000 tests per day
  • Full-spectrum of tests from routine CBP to blood sugar tests.


We can go about life without even knowing what’s happening in our bodies. we might be so wedged with our mundane activities and tasks. We may look fine but looks are often deceiving and if we miss catching any symptoms regarding our health it makes it even more severe or fatal.

Laboratory tests are often a part of a routine checkup for changes in your health. They also assist doctors to diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.

And more recently as we are all aware of how fatal covid-19 has proved to be. Lab test has reestablished its importance as it’s effective to conclude whether someone is currently infected with COVID-19 and if they were infected in the past.

They’re also effective to catch illness or disease early or see how well your body responds to treatments for various conditions. Get routine blood tests done at least once a year because Lab tests offer an important snapshot of your overall health.

In lab tests in Nepal, sensitive devices measure the number of bound antibodies on the extent of light or reaction in color. If the reaction is greater, more of the substance or germ is present. Lab tests in Nepal take longer than rapid tests but they’re also more accurate. On the diagram are some of the tests that can be easily checked in Lab tests in Nepal.


Prices of Lab Test in Nepal (price range min/max)

Test Name Availability Report Rate/Rs
Parasitology Daily Next day 50- 500
Microbiological Daily After 48-98 125-450
Hematology Daily 24 hrs 150-900
Biochemistry Daily Next day 100-500
Serologic Tests Daily 4-6 hrs 1500-2000
Mid-stream urine test Daily 1-3 days 430-7500


FAQs on Lab tests in Nepal

1. What are common lab tests?

Common Lab Tests consists of

  • Complete Blood Count.  Also known as a CBC is the most common blood test performed. 
  • Prothrombin Time. …
  • Basic Metabolic Panel. …
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel. …
  • Lipid Panel. …
  • Liver Panel. …
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. …
  • Hemoglobin A1C.

2. What are the three main blood tests?

Normally the three main blood tests are a complete blood count, a metabolic panel, and a lipid panel which tests for different things, which can be understood through a detailed analysis of the results.

3.What is a full lab panel?

In a full panel blood test, you may receive the following tests: Lipid Panel: measures HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP): is to check for your blood for glucose, calcium, electrolytes, potassium, carbon dioxide, sodium, chloride, creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen.

4. Why are lab tests important?

Laboratory tests are important for you as a  part of a routine checkup to look for changes in health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases and provide you with a healthy life and even save you from dying.



2021-06-11 News & Notices

As we go about our lives our body also changes with time. Environmental Factors like diet and lifestyle play a major role in our life expectancy. In fact, it is found that genes actually have a small role in this.

Therefore it may require changing our lifestyle now and then, especially in this fast-paced world. While gradually our body takes its toll, it is all the more a total necessity to get a blood test checkup.

You might look and feel completely healthy, but it doesn’t show whether there’s actually something wrong with your body until you go to the doctor and get a complete blood test checkup.

Blood test checkups do not only diagnose disease; they can catch a whole host of potential health problems while they’re still in their early stages and allow you to manage them through early intervention by blood test checkups.

Complete Blood test checkup is a quick and easy procedure and can help monitor blood sugar, heart disease risk factors, hormone balance, mineral balance, liver and kidney function, and levels of red and white blood cells, among many other things.

A blood test checkup is the single most important test you can get to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of diseases and conditions, and it’s vital to have a complete blood test checkup regularly.

The basic function of Blood Test

Complete blood tests help doctors diagnose certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function and conditions of your blood and show how well ongoing treatments are working. To be precise, complete blood test checkups can help doctors: determine how organs—such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart—are working, enabling you to take timely precautions and adjustments regarding your health. This is why it is recommended to make regular complete blood test checkups an integral part of our life.

Why Blood test?

Blood test checkups help diagnose certain diseases and conditions and also help check the function and conditions of your blood and show how well ongoing treatments are working. To be precise, blood test checkups can help doctors: determine how organs—such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart—are working, enabling you to take timely precautions and adjustments regarding your health. This is why it is recommended to make regular blood checkups an integral part of our life.

A blood test checkup is the single most important test you can get to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of diseases and conditions, and it’s vital to have a complete blood test regularly.

How often should you do the blood test?

Your doctor will advise that you get a routine complete blood test checkup, around the same time as your yearly physical at a diagnostic testing center at least once a year, at around the same time as other physical examinations.
you should get a blood test checkup more often if you’re 40 and above and with chronic illness.
The same when applied you experience persistent or unusual symptoms, such as fatigue, skin or nail abnormalities, hair loss, or weight gain.

Units of measurement in Blood Test Checkup

Lab test results usually practice some type of unit of measurement. The units provide a way to report results so that they can be compared and help the diagnosis process. Generally, but not always, the same blood test checkup test is reported in the same units no matter which lab did the test. Some of the units of measurement that is used for lab test are listed below:
Grams (g).
Grams per decilitre (g/dL).
Grams per liter (g/L).
International units per liter (IU/L).

What is a red blood cell count?

A red blood cell count is a blood test that is used to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have. It’s also known as an erythrocyte count.
The blood test is important because RBCs contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to your body’s tissues. How much oxygen your tissues receive can be affected by the number of RBCs you have. Your tissues need oxygen to function. Symptoms of an abnormal count
If your RBC’s normal range is too high or too low, you could experience symptoms and complications.

If your RBC count is low, symptoms could include:

  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness, weakness, or lightheadedness, particularly when your position change quickly or suddenly
  • increased heart rate
  • headaches
  • pale skin
  • joint pain
  • itching skin, particularly after a shower or bath
  • sleep disturbance

What is the RBC normal range of the RBC count?

The normal RBC normal range for men is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter (MCL).
The normal RBC normal range for women who aren’t pregnant is 4.2 to 5.4 million mcL.
The normal RBC normal range for children is 4.0 to 5.5 million mcL.
However, ranges may vary depending on the laboratory or doctor.

WBC count and WBC normal range

A blood test to measure WBC’s normal range and the number of white blood cells (WBCs) in the blood is called a WBC count.
WBCs are also called leukocytes. They help fight infections. The five major types of white blood cells:

  • Basophils
  • Eosinophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Neutrophils

Why the Test is Performed?

This test is taken to find out how many WBCs you have by comparing with you your WBC normal range and help diagnose conditions such as:
An infection
Allergic reaction
Blood cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma

Normal Results

In WBC normal range in the blood is 4,500 to 11,000 WBCs per microliter (4.5 to 11.0 × 109/L).
WBC normal range values may vary slightly among different labs. Results may vary because labs use different measurements or may test different specimens. Consult the provider about your test results.

What do Abnormal Results mean?

A low WBC normal range is called leukopenia. Beyond WBC normal range or a count, less than 4,500 cells per microliter (4.5 × 109/L) is below normal.

Neutrophils are one type of WBC. They are crucial for fighting infections.

A lower than WBC normal range may be due to:

  • Bone marrow deficiency or failure (for instance, due to infection, tumor, or abnormal scarring)
  • Cancer treatment drugs, or other medicines
  • Certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus (SLE)
  • A disease of the liver or spleen
  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Certain viral illnesses, such as mononucleosis (mono)
  • Cancers that damage the bone marrow
  • Very severe bacterial infections
  • physical stress or severe emotional stress (such as from an injury or surgery)

Blood test checkup components

Component 1: CBC

Complete blood count CBC blood test is a blood test used to assess your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including infection of anemia, and leukemia.
A complete blood count, CBC blood test measures the number of different components and features of your blood, including:

Red blood cells normal range, which carries oxygen
White blood cells normal range, which fight infection
Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells
Hematocrit, the number of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood.
Platelets, which help with blood clotting

Abnormal behaviors leading to the increases or decreases in cell counts as discovered in a complete blood count may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation CBC blood test

Component 2: Erythrocyte Sedimentation ratio(ESR)

A blood test checkup that can reveal inflammatory activity in your body rate or erythrocyte (ESR) A sed rate test isn’t a complete diagnostic tool, but it can surely help to monitor or diagnose the progress of the inflammatory disease.

Blood is put in a tall, thin tube, red blood cells (erythrocytes) slowly settle to the bottom. Inflammation can cause the cells to clump. These clumps settle to the bottom more quickly because these clumps are denser than individual cells.

Measuring the distance red blood cells fall in a test tube in one hour is the process of sed rate. The further the red blood cells have descended, the greater the inflammatory response of your immune system.

Your doctor may order a blood sugar test as part of a routine checkup. And may also be looking to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than norming factors when interpreting the results of your sed rate test.

Component 3: BST(Blood sugar test)

A blood sugar test in blood test checkup is a process that measures the amount of sugar, or glucose, in your blood. Your doctor may recommend this test to help diagnose diabetes. People with diabetes can benefit from this test to manage their condition.

Your doctor may order a blood sugar test as part of a routine blood test checkup. And may also be looking to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes, a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than norming factors when interpreting the results of your sed rate test.

Component 4: Lipid profile

Lipid panel or lipid profile is known as complete cholesterol test — is a blood test checkup that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
A cholesterol test can help predict your risk of the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries that can lead to narrowed or blocked arteries throughout your body (atherosclerosis).
A cholesterol test is an important tool. because High cholesterol levels often are a significant risk factor for coronary artery disease.

All cholesterol test includes the calculation of four types of fats in your blood:
Total cholesterol.
This is the sum of your blood’s cholesterol content.

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
This is called the “bad” cholesterol. Too much of it in your blood causes the building up of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries (atherosclerosis), which reduces blood flow. These plaques sometimes burst and can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
This is called the “good” cholesterol because it helps carry away LDL cholesterol, which keeps arteries open and your blood flowing more freely.
Who should get a cholesterol test?
It is recommended to have frequent testing if your initial test results were abnormal or if you already a coronary artery disease patient, or under cholesterol-lowering medications or you’re prone to a higher risk of coronary artery disease because you:
Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart attacks
Are overweight
Are physically inactive
Have diabetes
Eat an unhealthy diet
Smoke cigarettes
For people undergoing treatment for high cholesterol, it’s necessary to have cholesterol testing to monitor the effectiveness of their treatments.

Component 5: Kidney test

(BUN) The blood urea nitrogen test is a common blood test that exposes important information about how well your kidneys and liver are working. A BUN test is the amount of urea nitrogen that’s in your blood.
A BUN test can determine whether your urea nitrogen levels are higher than normal, suggesting that your kidneys or liver may not be working properly
As part of a blood test plan to help diagnose a number of other conditions, such as liver damage, urinary tract obstruction, congestive heart failure, or gastrointestinal bleeding — however, an abnormal BUN test result alone doesn’t confirm any of these conditions
When kidney problems are the main concern, the creatinine levels in your blood will likely also be measured when your blood is tested for urea nitrogen levels. Healthy kidneys filter out creatinine which is another waste product through which urine is filtered. High levels of creatinine in your blood may suggest kidney damage.

Component 6: Liver test

Liver function tests are blood tests used for diagnosing and monitoring liver disease or damage. The tests are accurate in measuring the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood.
Part of these tests shows how the liver is performing its normal functions of producing protein and clearing bilirubin, a blood waste product. Other liver function tests evaluate enzymes that liver cells release in response to damage or disease.
Your doctor will explain your results and what they mean as the liver function test result doesn’t always indicate liver disease.

Component 7: Uric Acid Test

What is a uric acid test?

A waste product that’s found when the body breaks down chemicals are called purines. Purines are substances found in your own cells and also in some foods. Foods that have high levels of prunes are liver, anchovies, sardines, dried beans, and beer.
Usually uric acid dissolves in your blood, then goes to the kidneys. From there, it passes out of the body through your urine. When your body makes too much uric acid or doesn’t release enough into your urine, it can make crystals that form in your joints known as gout. Gout is another form of arthritis that is a painful inflammation in and around the joints. High uric acid levels may also cause disorders, including kidney stones and kidney failure.

Component 8: The thyroid blood test

Why are they taken and what are thyroid blood tests?

Thyroid blood tests determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly by measuring the number of thyroid hormones in your blood. They are taken by withdrawing blood from a vein in your arm. These blood tests can help to diagnose thyroid diseases.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland and is located in the front part of your neck. Its job is to produce thyroid hormones, which travel through your bloodstream and mobilize many aspects of your body’s metabolism, including temperature, weight, and energy
What do the results mean?
Test results will vary based on your blood cell counts. Here are the normal results for adults, but different labs may deliver slight variations:

S.N Blood test check-up component           Normal Range
1. Red blood cell In men: 4.32-5.72 million cells/mcL in

Women:3.90-5.03 million cells/mcL

2. Hemoglobin In men:135-175 grams/L In women:

120-155 grams /L

3. Hematocrit In men: 135-175 grams/L In women:

120-155 grams/L

4. white blood cell count 3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL
5. platelet count 150,000 to 450,000/mcL

Things to do before doing the Blood Test Checkup

Drink plenty of water before your appointment. …

Eat a healthy meal before you go. …
Wear a short-sleeved shirt or layers. …
taking prohibited aspirin at least two days before your blood draw if you’re donating platelets.

If your blood sample is tested only for a complete blood count, you can eat and drink before the test. But If your blood sample will be used for additional tests, you may be required to fast for a certain amount of time before the test. Your doctor will give you specific instructions.

Looking for reliable pathology labs in Nepal to have your blood tested. We provide quality blood test checkups in Nepal. A-grade certified labs in Nepal for making your life heather and better.

FAQ on Blood Test Checkup

What is checked in Routine Blood Checkup?

In a typical routine complete blood count (CBC) test check-up, 10 different components of every major cell in your blood are checked: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Vital components measured by this test include red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit.

What are the three main blood tests?

The three main blood tests are a complete blood count, a metabolic panel, and a lipid panel which tests for different things, which can be understood through a detailed analysis of the results.

What blood tests should I get annually?

Your Annual Blood Test Should Include…
1. Red blood cells (for oxygen distribution and anemia screening) and white blood
cells (for immune function)

2. Liver and kidney function ( waste removal, detoxification, and regulation of
[body fluids]

3. Electrolytes (body pH and enzyme function)

4. Blood sugar ( insulin, glucose, and hemoglobin A1c levels)

5. Cardiovascular health screening (Cholesterol/Lipids + Apolipoprotein B)

6. Inflammation (hs-CRP, homocysteine)

7: Thyroid (metabolism)

When To Get Tested?

CBC blood test is done when you have signs and symptoms occur that may be related to a condition that affects blood cells; at regular intervals to monitor treatment or status of the disease or when you are having treatment known to affect blood cells

Sample Required?

As the part process of a routine medical exam; when you have signs and symptoms that may be related to a condition that affects blood cells; at regular intervals to oversee treatment or disease status or when you are receiving treatment known to affect blood cells

Sample Required?

A blood sample is extracted from a vein in your arm or a fingerstick or heel stick (newborns)

Test Preparation Needed?


What is being tested?

The complete blood count (CBC) is a group of tests that evaluate the cells that circulate in the blood, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets (PLTs). The CBC can evaluate your overall health and detect a variety of diseases and conditions, such as infections, anemia, and leukemia.

2021-05-24 News & Notices

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How often have you been in this situation? You’re pretty sure that you locked your door and carry on with your work. But wait, did you actually lock your door though? So, you run quickly to check it. Just to make sure. 

Don’t we all make so much effort to protect our possession? After all, they are precious, right?

But how often do you make an effort to protect your biggest possession? 

Your health!!!

Your health is important and does so much for you. That’s why a whole body check-up is very necessary. A whole-body check-up lets you know about the overall status of your health by diagnosing the function of your various body parts.

Lucky for you, a whole body checkup comes at an affordable price and can really be a great move to monitor your health.

Do you need a whole body checkup?

With a tendency to avoid your health in this busy lifestyle and stamina in your body, a whole-body checkup might not seem necessary. But you’d be surprised to know that many health issues don’t come with a warning and can change your life in a matter of seconds. 

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So a health checkup can actually be the savior. Performing a whole body checkup depends upon your age, medical history, your family’s history of any health condition, and your lifestyle.

Everyone, from children to the elderly, should have a full-body examination at least once a year to learn about their health and detect any abnormalities or disorders. It can also warn you about bad habits and encourage you to live a healthier lifestyle.

Generally, a whole-body checkup is referred :

  • Once every 2- 3 years for someone who is healthy and under the age of 35 years
  • The same goes out for anyone between 35 to 45 years in healthy condition with no medical problems
  • Once a year for someone above 50

If you’re someone with chronic illness such as heart condition, cancer, or diabetes, a regular health checkup is highly advisable.


Why do you need to get a regular health checkup done?

But hey!! Isn’t it a waste of time and money if nothing appears in your body? 

Not really, the main objective of checkups is to detect illness at its earliest form and prevent any chances for illness to develop in the first place. So performing a health checkup does you more favor.

Here’s why you should do a regular health checkup :

  • Detect any condition in your body at its earliest stage. Thus, facilitating early treatment and prevention.
  • Helps avoid unnecessary expenses in the future by detecting and preventing any illness progression with the proper treatment.
  • Appropriate while traveling abroad as many countries make it a mandatory requirement. This is quite evident during these times with Covid-19.
  • Helps in the containment of any infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and many more.
  • Increases the overall lifespan by ensuring a healthy body.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle by incorporating changes as prescribed as per results.


Which tests are included in the whole body checkup package?

Women asking for whole body checkup price in Nepal

A full body checkup contains a large number of tests. Some of the major tests include:

1. Complete Body Count(CBC)

A CBC test counts the cells contained in your blood: White Blood Cells(WBCs), Red Blood Cells(RBCs), Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and platelets. 

This test is useful in detecting anemia, leukemia, infection and to know whether any medications, health conditions, and treatments like chemotherapy are affecting your health. 

2. Lipid Profile

A lipid profile is a blood test that evaluates the amount of cholesterol and fats, mainly known as triglycerides in the blood. It consists of the High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) test, Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) test, and LDL/HDL Ratio Triglycerides.

It lets you know what exactly is going on in your blood.

3. Kidney Function Test

It is done to diagnose any diseases related to the kidney. It includes 2 types of tests: Albumin to Creatinine Ratio (ACR) and Glomerular Filtration Ratio (GFR).

4. Liver Function Test 

Also known as a hepatic panel, this is a group of blood tests used to know about the condition of the liver of individuals. It includes a test that evaluates the liver’s capacity for transportation of organic anion and metabolization of various medications. 

It also consists of serum enzyme tests that can diagnose any abrasion to hepatocytes.

5. Urine Test 

This includes tests performed on the patient’s urine to detect any disease or condition. It is useful for diagnosing kidney disease, liver disease, or chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer.

8. Thyroid Test 

These are series of blood tests that measure the operation of the thyroid gland. It includes:


It calculates the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone in your blood and useful for detecting subclinical hypothyroidism.


It measures the levels of the hormone triiodothyronine. It may be recommended if a patient shows any symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland.


Also known by the name thyroxine test, this test aid in metabolism and growth.

9. Ultrasound 

It is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of organs in your body. It is used for several reasons such as for diagnosing gallbladder diseases, evaluating for a breast lump, and many more.

10. X-ray

X-ray creates images of the body without having to make an incision. It helps detect any fractures or deficiencies in the body.

What determines the whole body checkup price in Nepal?

Before diving deep into the factors that determine these packages, it is important to acknowledge that these schemes might vary from one health institution to another and the overall environment might affect the prices such as health policies and guidelines, inflation, ease of availability of equipment, and medications.

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Some of the factors affecting health checkup price include:

  1. Health personnel involved and their expertise
  2. Qualitative equipment used 
  3. Quality of chemical reagents and other material used 
  4. Storage system and temperature maintenance 

It is also to be noted that a lot of these packages are customizable serving the personal health status of individuals and resulting in differences in price ranges from one another.

In crystal Diagnostic we have several packages coming which you can check on our social media.

What do you need to expect in a whole-body checkup?

The first thing to consider is to stay calm as these procedures are safe and performed under complete supervision. A whole-body checkup will begin these processes:

  • Monitoring blood pressure and other essential signs
  • Verification of pre-existing health conditions, health history, allergies, medications, and lifestyle in general.
  • Inquiry about surgery performed (if any).

It is followed up by health professionals guiding you through every test and providing certain instructions.


How do you prepare yourself for a regular whole body checkup?

You can follow these steps to prepare yourself for a body checkup:

  • Take proper sleep prior to the day of the checkup.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 8-10 hours before a blood test.
  • Stay away from alcohol as it can affect your test results.
  • Females should avoid full body checkups 7 days before or after the menstrual period. This can affect the test readings in the context of urine tests as the menstrual blood might alter the test results.
  • Pregnant women are required to inform their health condition professionals and seek their consultation.


Where can I do a Whole-body check-up in Nepal?

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While the process of a whole-body checkup might come across as too much at glance, this checkup will do you wonders and can actually save your life all at an affordable price.

Crystal Diagnostic Lab is a government-certified “A” Grade lab committed to providing quality health services and offers whole body checkups at an affordable price in Nepal. So take a step towards your health by booking yourself a whole body checkup. 

Being an “A” Grade lab in Nepal, we provide the best lab services there is in the whole of Nepal and assure you that each test is carried out carefully by a team of professionals.

In an attempt to cater to the health needs of large demographics, Crystal Diagnostic Lab has come up with health checkup packages like Healthy Hajur Buwa package,  Healthy Hajur Ama package, and women health packages. These packages are designed to cater to the needs based on age, gender for all-around and efficient whole body checkups.

You can follow us on Social Media to know about various health packages that we bring from time to time for the benefit of your healthy living.

We also offer a Home-Collection service so that you do not have to travel and get your tests to result from ease of your home. So feel free to contact us at 9802301020 to book your home collection appointment booked.


2021-05-23 News & Notices

The World was doing great. The climate change issue was as always, on trend. Nuclear war was another hot topic everyone was talking about. But out of nowhere a deadly Virus was reported on Wuhan China and was spreading rapidly.

The Patients reported breathing complexity with fever. This virus was even deadly for the old aged People and people with respiratory problems. 

Well, literally no one and no country on earth was prepared for this pandemic. It hit the world so hard and we are still trying to recover from what it took.

This Virus was officially named SARS CoV2. Covid 19 testing was performed but sadly no poper cure was there. It seemed as if humans were helpless and could do nothing but just get tested.

Covid 19 is still the worst fear in the 21st century. Everyone is talking about Covid 19 and getting Covid 19 testing. Many of us have already taken the Covid 19 tests multiple times. So, should you still take the Covid 19 tests? 

Let’s break the answer to either take the Covid 19 testing or not. But first let’s understand a little about CoronaVirus. 

Causes of Coronavirus:

This virus wasn’t first seen in humans. Coronavirus first developed in animals and from animals the virus gets transmitted to humans. 

When a human gets infected by this virus via animal contact, transmission from human to human is rapid. Respiratory droplets are actually responsible for the transmission among humans. 

If a Viral contained droplets come in contact with another human and hence there is an active transmission. 

Covid Vs Flu

Covid is often mistaken as the seasonal flu. People are highly predicting Seasonal Flu as the cause of health issues they are facing these days. The symptoms might seem similar but Covid is different and far more dangerous than seasonal Flu. 

According to the CDC, about 1.80% of active Covid patients died whereas 0.04% to 0.16% flu patients died in the USA alone.

The rate is definitely higher with Covid.

Symptoms of Covid 19

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Not much was known about the Virus and still, massive research is carried out to develop an effective treatment of Covid 19. Doctors and scientists are still puzzled about this new virus.

It is to be noted that the symptoms of Covid-19 may come across as similar to cold and flu, making it difficult to detect on your own.

People having active Covid 19 testing noticed the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat 
  • Headache
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Muscle pains
  • Diarrhea, nausea and Vomiting

However, the symptoms may vary from person to person and some even don’t develop any symptoms. So, getting yourself tested can be a great solution.

Covid 19 testing Procedure:

There are mainly three types of tests for Covid 19 testing. This process includes lab sample collections either a nasal swab collection or taking blood samples.

Antigen tests:

Antigens tests are commonly known as Rapid Diagnostics tests. A nasal or throat swab is taken and tested if the swab is contained with the protein of Coronavirus. This test can be done in case of an emergency. 

Antigens tests are relatively faster and less expensive however the accuracy of the test is low. This test is not recommended as the results can’t be trusted.

PCR tests:

PCR stands for Polymerase chain reaction and PCR is performed to detect the particular genetic characteristics from an organism. There should be the viral load in your body to get tested positive in this test. However, this test can detect viruses even if you are no  longer infected by the Virus.

At first the Nasal or throat swab is collected from the respiratory tract by the help of a soft tip with a flexible stick that is inserted into your nose. This sample is then confined in a tube and sent to the lab for further testing.

This is the most accurate test for Covid 19.

Antibody tests:

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This is one of the effective Covid 19  testing methods as they are used to know if someone had the Covid 19 infection. Blood samples are taken in order to detect the antibodies that are produced by our bodies immune system. It’s more of the after effect test to know how our body responded to the virus. 

These tests can be used if a person had the Covid -19 infection in the past. 

Among these three, PCR tests and the Antibody tests are the most recommended as this test delivers highly accurate results and hence, can be used as a diagnostics test. 

However, the deliverance of the test results depends upon the Lab. We, here at Crystal Diagnostics lab, deliver the results within 24 hrs after the sample Collection.


Covid 19 Testing Results Types:

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If the Covid 19 testing results indicate Negative then Congratulations you don’t have an active case of Covid 19 in your body at the time you took the test. However, lesser viral load in your body can also be the case of Negative detection. 

You just can’t relax and be careless by simply seeing the negative Covid 19 testing results because the virus is still out there and you can get infected anytime. 

Staying safe is always the better option.


If the Covid 19 testing results indicate Positive, then you have an active case of Covid 19. Even though you are tested positive, it doesn’t mean this is going to have a greater impact on your health. Most people recover without any health care but still some might need special medical attention. 

So Stop Panicking and try to understand the symptoms and the effects of the virus on your body. If you have breathing complexity then you must take extra care. If not, staying in quarantine, taking healthy diets and sufficient rest will do. 

Benefits of covid 19 testing:

Well, it’s obviously not a cure for the disease itself but early detection helps a lot in Covid -19 infection. You might have already got multiple numbers of tests done. Covid 19 testing helps the necessary safety measures to be effectively implemented as they help identify the suspects.

Covid 19 testing can help minimize the human to human transmission. It helps you and your doctors to take necessary safety measures that will protect both your family and community. 

The test results also indicate how severe it can get and if you might need immediate attention from the experts. We obviously don’t want to get hospitalized but the Covid 19 tests results can help predict the need of oxygen supply and ventilators as a worst case scenario. 

These are the times of great Crisis and a proper Covid 19 testing can help us take the acute life saving decisions that we will remember throughout our life.

It might not be always worse, some might recover pretty soon and self isolation can also help a lot if detected at an early stage. 

Moment of Truth

Do we have to take Covid 19 testing? 

A big Yes, you should take Covid 19 testing irrespective of your past test history. As we discussed earlier, Staying safe is our greatest strength. 

If you happen to develop symptoms of covid-19, then you should probably consider getting yourself tested. And If you are planning to travel abroad due to certain circumstances, then it is mandatory to take the Covid 19 testing.

If you are looking for a reliable and government certified lab, then Crystal diagnostics Lab is the one. We provide reliable and accurate whole body tests along with PCR tests. 

Covid vaccines are also proving to be effective against the Virus. The second wave of Covid 19  is spreading at an even greater rate.

Staying Isolated, wear a mask, maintain  physical distance and wash your hand with Soap when you have external contact with anything and anyone. Take the vaccine if you have the opportunity and remember it’s not only you at the risk, you are keeping everyone at risk around you. Be responsible and take responsible steps.

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FAQ on Covid 19 Testing: 

How long does it take to get covid-19 test results? It really depends on how well facilitated the pathology lab is, where you took the test. Under normal circumstances you can expect the Covid 19 tests results within 24 hrs.

Who are at the higher risk of Covid 19?

Any individuals having health complexity like respiratory problems and Heart disease are at higher risk. Studies have shown the adults are at higher risks than others. 

Can you test positive for Covid after recovery?

Yes, there is a high chance of testing positive for PCR test even after recovery as this test is capable of detecting slight viral load. If you have recovered  but your body contains little trace of virus, you might test positive.

Where can I get tested for Covid 19 in Nepal?

You should always get Covid 19 testing from the government certified labs. These labs have maintained the WHO standards while conducting tests and results obtained are highly accurate and reliable. Crystal Diagnostics Labs is a “A” grade lab approved by the Nepal Government providing various  pathology lab services with accurate PCR tests.


2021-04-28 News & Notices

Easily Conduct your Lab Test At Home

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‘’You know when we were your age…’’. 

A common speech we get to hear everywhere from our elders. Back in our days, we’ve got ourselves in for a lecture session from our parents/guardians about how careless we were with our health.

Let’s be honest that they were not wrong.

Thanks to that pretty tight schedule and tedious process for minor health check-ups and lab tests, you can’t help but get annoyed.

Why worry? 

Labs are just a call away. Modern-day technology has managed to impact positive changes in Pathology and diagnostics services as well. You can now perform lab tests at home easily and at your convenience. Here are a few lists of lab tests that you can easily perform on your own home and save your time.

1.Perform Blood Test at home

OK! Let’s be real. We all secretly hate blood tests as it only heightens the fear of our inner child. The anticipation that builds when we wait for our turn and the anxiety that creeps in our minds is horrifying. 

When you finally get your blood samples tested. YIKES!!!

This is why performing a blood test at home can be your last resort. Keep in mind that you would still need a professional medical expert and doctors to assess your results but performing them is really not that hard. 

Most of the time the Lab center will provide you with blood testing kits with instructions on it. Before conducting a test make sure that you are well hydrated. Read the instructions carefully so that you are well aware of the procedure.

Prior to performing the test, dive your non-dominant hand under warm water for around two minutestwo2  minutes. Then choose your ring or pinkie finger and wipe it using alcohol-based cloth available in the toolkit and aim for the center of the finger with a lancet.

Squeeze your finger slowly to fill the blood in the container and apply a band-aid on the finger and send it to the lab center. In certain cases, the lab will send the medical professionals to conduct the tests for you. So you don’t worry about the process to perform the test.

2.Perform Urine Lab tests at home

Urine tests are one of the widely performed tests to diagnose other health issues. Luckily, it also happens to be one of the easiest tests to perform at home as it only requires collecting urine samples as per the instructions from your side.

Urine tests are done to track Urinary Tract Infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections such as chlamydia in men, or for performing ACR tests. Urine tests might range from 24-hour urine collection to mid-stream urine and many more.

Done for tracing any kidney problem, 24-hour urine collection requires patients to store urine for full 24-hours on a cool surrounding. In an attempt to minimize the risk of a sample being contaminated from bacteria, a mid-stream urine sample involves collecting not first or last but the middle part of urine that comes out.

Urine collection basically requires you to collect urine samples in provided container keeping in mind all hygiene and sanitation aspects. And finally sending them to the lab center for diagnosis.

3. Nasal swab collection for Covid-19 Lab test at home

Well, Well 

This list wouldn’t be complete without a home swab collection procedure for Covid-19 testing. With the chaos that it has caused over the period of time, it is definitely a good idea to conduct a swab collection at your home.

Conducting swab collection at home might actually be a good option as you would minimize the possibility of infecting others in case you happen to be positive for Covid-19.

Start off by applying a 60% alcohol-based sanitizer all over your hand. Take off the swab from the package while being extremely cautious of the absorbent tips. Slide the absorbent tip of the swab into your nostrils in a slow circular motion and repeat the process on the other nostrils. Put the swab in the sterile tube and carefully seal it in the bag and hand it over to the medical personnel.

Sounds terrifying?

There’s no need to be worried. Our professional swab collectors will operate the procedure as swiftly as possible,  without even letting you know what actually happened.

4. Perform Vitamin D Lab Test at home.

Not so surprisingly, many people across the world are getting Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is vital for your immune system. The group vulnerable to Vitamin D deficiency includes senior class citizens, pregnant women, people with autoimmune conditions, and people with gastrointestinal disorders.

Vitamin D levels are measured through blood work. Vitamin D tests work similarly to a blood test. The toolkit consists of gauze, alcohol pad, lancet, and a bag to tuck the sample in.

As that with a blood test, you take the blood sample with help of a finger prick and store it in the container. Then send the specimen to the lab for getting results.

Remember even if you do these tests at home, you would still need help from medical professionals and doctors to draw conclusions from your results. After all, they are credible people in their field and you wouldn’t want to commit the risk of hampering your health by not listening to them. Would you?

Wrapping Up:

These lab tests at home are super easy to conduct these days. Visiting the Diagnostics Center in Nepal is not safe either.  Conditions are getting worse every day as social distancing is quite necessary. Every field is adopting remote working mechanisms. 

Crystal Diagnostics is no exception. 

Lab tests at home would save you time and provide you with convenience. Our fully sanitized health professionals are taking every measure of safety ensuring you and your family are protected.

Crystal Diagnostics is a world-class pathology  ‘A’  grade lab approved by the government of Nepal which provides lab test services at your home. So, give these tests a try and make the most out of your valuable time.


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