ICMR Is Equipped with Testing Kits To Test One Lakh For COVID-19

ICMR Is Equipped with Testing Kits To Te...

With the positive cases of COVID-19 increasing day by day in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research has come up with a new decision to speed up the testing process of the COVID-19.

The ICMR has equipped with about 10 lakh Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) kits to test the COVID-19 patients and all the arrangements were made to make sure that one lakh tests can be done at a time.

"If the labs start working in two shifts, testing capacity will go up to 25,000 but more important is to choose who you are testing," ICMR’s Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases R. Gangakhedkar said.

"The ICMR has a constant vigil on the national testing strategy in line with the current trend of the outbreak. RT-PCR is the gold standard testing method for SARS- CoV-2 diagnosis and is in place in all the laboratories for diagnosing the disease," he added.


PostedOn: 07 Apr 2020 Total Views: 69




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