Business COVID-19 testing: Private labs battle staff, safety, kit supply challenges as cases mount Updated : March 25, 2020 10:07 AM IST The patient has to have a prescription from a doctor who certifies that the patient meets the criteria for testing. At some labs, staff is asking for steep salary hikes, or even a revenue share because of the risk involved. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.