First “Made in India” COVID-19 Test Kit gets commercial approval from CDSCO

A Pune based testing services MyLab has become the first Indian company to get an commercial approval from CDSCO for the sales of COVID-19 testing kits sale.

About the Kit

The kit was developed by MyLab testing services. The testing time of COVID-19 in current lab testing services is 4 hours. However, MyLAb’s testing time is 2 ½ hours. The laboratory is to sell the kits at Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500 per test. Currently, the Government of India has fixed the cap price of COVID-19 as Rs 4,500. No laboratory in India can charge more than this fixed amount to test the COVID-19. The move was made after the Indian Government allowed the private organizations to test for the virus.

A single kit can study 1000 samples. The testing methodology adopted have been validated by National Institute of Virology. The kits are based on Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain reaction

Significance

Currently, India ranks lowest in testing of COVID-19 virus. Currently India is testing only 15 people in 1 million.

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