Health Minister U.T. Khader said authorities at NIMHANS and Manipal (Udupi) had been directed to conduct the tests free of cost.
Of the six sentinel laboratories in the State, NIMHANS is the only government facility that is testing samples from across the State. The other four are located in Manipal Hospital Bengaluru, Command Hospital Air Force, Narayana Nethralaya and Narayana Hrudayalaya.
"There is no shortage of H1N1 medicines in the State. We have stocks not only to meet the requirements in our State, but also to provide it to other affected States, or even directly to the Centre if they require it," the Minister added.