RT-PCR Current Affairs, GK & News

Om: CSIR-CDRI RT-PCR kit for Omicron Variant

The scientists from ‘CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute’ have developed an indigenous RT-PCR kit called ‘Om’. This kit will be used to test the omicron variant. Highlights Om kit is the first kit developed by any government institution for the omicron variant. It will make India self-reliant in RT-PCR diagnostics. The team comprises Dr. ..

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IIT-D develops test to detect Omicron in 90 min

Researchers from IIT Delhi’s Kusuma School of Biological Sciences have developed an RT-PCR based test, that can detect Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 in 90 minutes. Key Points The test is based on detecting specific mutations, which are present in Omicron variant while absent in other circulating variants of SARS-CoV-2. Primer sets that targeted these unique ..

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Fully-vaccinated people don’t need RT-PCR report for travelling

According to a notification of Central government, RT-PCR report is not mandatory for the people who have received both doses of covid-19 vaccines to travel across states. Key Points National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) had notified in May that if a person is fully vaccinated, they do not require a negative RT-PCR test ..

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What is Dipcovan?

Dipcovan is a Covid-19 antibody detection kit announced by DRDO on May 21, 2021. Here are most important questions & answers about same: What is Dipcovan? Dipcovan or DIPAS-VDx COVID 19 IgG Antibody Microwell ELISA is an antibody detection-based kit that be used for sero-surveillance for detecting the presence of Covid antibodies amongst the population. ..

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SPOT (Scalable and Portable Testing)-New COVID-19 Saliva Test invented using RT-LAMP Technology

The US scientists has invented a new COVID-19 Saliva Testing method called SPOT. SPOT is Scalable and Portable Testing. About SPOT SPOT was invented by a research team from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The SPOT gives COVID-19 test results in thirty minutes. The cost of the device is 78 USD. Apart from these ..

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Ayush 64 to be distributed freely

The Ministry of AYUSH recently announced that Ayush-64 will be available free of cost for mild, moderate asymptomatic patients in Delhi. The representatives or patients can visit these centres with Aadhar card and a soft or hard copy of RT-PCR positive report to get the free AYUSH-64 tablets. Where is Ayush 64 available in Delhi? ..

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