FAQs

FAQs

Can I do this test myself at home? Do I not need help from a lab or healthcare professional?

Yes, you can do this test yourself at home or your workplace without any assistance from a lab or another healthcare professional. It is easy to use and safe.

How do I use the test?

A detailed instruction video is available at

  1. <Link>
  2. By scanning the QR code on the front side of the box
  3. Step-by-step instructions are also available in the ‘Tata MD Self-Check’ app

The swab is causing sneezing. Is it normal?

It is common to experience some sneezing when the nasal swab is inserted into the nose.

In faqs for how do I interpret results?

Tests can be interpreted visually by observing for dark pink / red lines on the test cassette. Refer to the visual below. The Self-Check app also reads results automatically using your phone camera.

<Visual>

Please make sure to report positive results to ICMR using the Tata MD Self-Check app.

The ‘T’ band is faint. Is it a valid result? Does it mean mild infection?

Yes faint bands indicate valid result. If in doubt, make sure to use the Tata MD Self-check app. Make sure to read the result within 20 minutes of taking the test.

The band intensity does not indicate a mild or severe infection. A faint band may be observed even in patients with severe infection.

How do I download the app?

Download using the App store or Play Store, <download links>.

I am unable to find the app in App Store / Play Store?

Results are invalid. What do I do?

Redo the test with a fresh unused kit

The kit is damaged / contents are missing. What do I do?

Do not use the kit and contact the pharmacy where you bought the kit from. Also, please write to us at covidselftest@tatamd.com <or WhatsApp number>

The app is not working. What do I do?

Level 1- Close the app and start again

Level 2- Uninstall and reinstall

Level 3- Write to us at selftest@tatamd.com