What is isothermal gene amplification assay method developed by DRDO ?
This is a single-tube method and cost-effective as compared to WHO approved Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommended real-time Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test system. The assay is based on principle of isothermal gene amplification protocol. No expensive real-time PCR equipment is required as the result can be monitored by naked eye. DRDO developed method gives result in an hour period as compared to the 3-4 hours required for WHO approved CDC recommended kit.”