Maximum charges for medical tests for dengue in laboratories gazetted

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has gazetted maximum charges for NS1 Antigen Test for Dengue and Full Blood Count (FBC) Test with effect from Wednesday (29).

Accordingly, the maximum charge for the NS1 Antigen Test for Dengue is Rs. 1,200 for both test and report while Full Blood Count (FBC) Test is Rs 400 for both test and report.

The CAA said that no medical test laboratory shall charge any fee directly or indirectly for the conduct of the two above laboratory tests, over the maximum charge specified in the gazette.

“Acting under the powers vested in it by Section 20(5) of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act, No. 09 of 2003, the Consumer Affairs Authority orders that no Medical Test Laboratory shall charge, or levy any charges or fees directly or indirectly for conducting of the Laboratory Tests specified hereunder, above the Maximum charge or fee specified therein,” the notification said.

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