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Rapid Antigen Test Kits recommended

On June 15, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research recommended the use of Rapid Antigen test kits along with RT-PCR in containment zones. Highlights The Antigen test kits will allow faster diagnosis. They will reduce laboratory examination. The maximum time taken by the Rapid antigen test to interpret positive or negative is 30 minutes. ..

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COVID KAVACH: India’s first indigenous ELISA Test Kit for COVID-19

The National Institute of Virology has indigenously developed antibody detection kit for COVID-19. The kit will play significant role in surveillance of COVID-19 infection. Highlights The kit is capable of testing 90 samples in a single run of 2.5 hours. The kit was jointly developed by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and NIV. The ..

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eCovSens developed by National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

The scientists in National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad have developed a biosensor called the eCovSens. The sensor is used to detect COVID-19 virus in saliva samples. Highlights The researchers from NIAB have developed non-invasive bio-sensor testing device called eCovSens to detect COVID-19. The lens can help detect COVID-19 virus within 10 to 30 ..

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