PCR: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

WHO to launch 120 million Rapid Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

On September 29, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will launch 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 joining hands with its partners. This will help lower- and middle-income countries to fill in the testing gap with richer countries. Highlights The WHO launched rapid diagnostic tests will be antigen based. The price of ..

New Test ‘N1-STOP-LAMP’ diagnoses SARS-CoV-2 virus in 20 minutes

In order to combat the menace of COVID 19 pandemic in the country, the researchers have developed a tool that can test the results of samples collected in as early as 20 minutes. This has been published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. Details of the Test The rapid molecular test, named as N1-STOP-LAMP, is ..

Made-in-India COVID-19 Test Kit

The COVID-19 test kit developed by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt Ltd has become the first Made-in-India kit to receive commercial approval. About the Kit The Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit was developed by Pune based by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt Ltd- a firm specialising in development of molecular diagnostic kits. It was developed in a ..