RT-PCR Machine Current Affairs, GK & News

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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India’s first infectious disease Diagnostic Lab

The first disease diagnostic laboratory is ready to be launched. The mobile laboratory was constructed under the scheme Atma Nirmar Bharat Abhiyan launched by PM Modi. Highlights The laboratory aims to promote and support the idea of becoming self sufficient in difficult times. It was constructed in a record time of 8 days. The laboratory ..

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COBAS 6800: India’s first automated COVID-19 testing machine

On May 14, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated the COBAS 6800 RT PCR machine to the nation. Highlights The machine is completely automated and performs high end RT-PCR tests. The machine will help to increase the testing capacity of the country. It has been placed at National Centre for Disease Control, ..

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ICMR to conduct household survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is to conduct household survey. The survey will conduct antibody testing in 24,000 adults in various districts. About the Survey The household survey is completely different from the ongoing surveys. Under the survey, the individuals from all the districts will be randomly tested. In every district 10 health ..

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MSME: Technology Centres help to manufacture micro parts of COVID-19 kits

The technology centres that are operating under the Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) are manufacturing critical parts of the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) machines. Highlights The technology centres in Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata that are operating under Ministry of MSME are now manufacturing parts of RT-PCR machines. However, these machines ..

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