Coronavirus Tests

Coronavirus Tests

Kochi Based Medical Devices Maker Launches New COVID-19 Testing Kit Claimed To Be More Accurate Than RT-PCR Test

Kochi Based Medical Devices Maker Launches New COVID-19 Testing Kit Claimed To Be More Accurate Than RT-PCR Test
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Agappe Diagnostics Ltd, a Kochi-based medical devices manufacturer, will launch a new COVID-19 test kit based on RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcription Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) technology on November 10 ...
More

Maintain Standard Procedures, Quality Testing For COVID-19 Kits: Health Experts

Maintain Standard Procedures, Quality Testing For COVID-19 Kits: Health Experts
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to experts, while increasing the tests and capping the prices, the quality of consumables being used in testing coronavirus for collecting samples should not be compromised ...
More

“Respiratory Viruses Known To Thrive During Winters,” Warns Health Minister In His Weekly Address, Here Are Other Takeaways

Fight Against COVID-19: Five Takeaways From Union Minister Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Sunday Samvaad’
Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Vaccine
At the fifth episode of his weekly ’Sunday Samvaad' programme, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan talked about issues like COVID-19 vaccines, new testing techniques as well as the cases of reinfection ...
More

India Exceeds WHO Advisory On COVID-19 Testing By Almost Six Times

India Exceeds WHO Advisory On COVID-19 Testing By Almost Six Times
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a country needs to conduct 140 tests per day per million population for comprehensive surveillance of suspected COVID-19 cases ...
More

WHO, Partners Roll Out Faster COVID Tests For Poorer Nations

WHO, Partners Roll Out Faster COVID Tests For Poorer Nations
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to WHO Director-General, rolling out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have lab facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out PCR tests ...
More

India’s Calibrated Testing Strategy Has Been Arsenal In Fight Against COVID-19: Indian Council of Medical Research

India's Calibrated Testing Strategy Has Been Arsenal In Fight Against COVID-19: Indian Council of Medical Research
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The Indian Council of Medical Research believes that India has been at the forefront of pioneering testing platforms for ramping up the country's COVID-19 testing capacity ...
More

First Cost, Time-Effective ‘CRISPR’ Test For COVID-19 Gets Nod For Commercial Launch

First Cost, Time-Effective ‘CRISPR’ Test For COVID-19 Gets Nod For Commercial Launch
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Director General Dr Shekhar Mande informed that a team of young scientists have developed a paper-based diagnostic kit which is called now FELUDA for COVID-19 test ...
More

A COVID-19 Test That Can Give Result in 30 Minutes, Awaits ICMR Approval

A COVID-19 Test That Can Give Result in 30 Minutes, Awaits ICMR Approval
Coronavirus Outbreak News
Scientists from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research have developed a COVID-19 testing strategy that they claim is as reliable as RT-PCR but much cheaper and faster ...
More

Retest All COVID-19 Symptomatic Negative Cases Of Rapid Antigen Test Using RT-PCR Test: Centre

Retest All COVID-19 Symptomatic Negative Cases Of Rapid Antigen Test Using RT-PCR Test: Centre
Coronavirus Outbreak News
To not miss out on potentially positive case of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry has urged all states and Union Territories (UTs) to mandatorily retest all symptomatic negative cases of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) through gold-standard RT-PCR test ...
More

Pooling Five COVID-19 Samples May Not Lead To Much Loss Of Sensitivity Even For Low Viral Loads: ICMR Scientist

Pooling Five COVID-19 Samples May Not Lead To Much Loss Of Sensitivity Even For Low Viral Loads: ICMR Scientist
Coronavirus Outbreak News
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted a study to understand comparative analysis of pooled testing for five and 10 sample pools by RT-PCR at ten different laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing across the country ...
More

Free Food Packets For Poor Families To Encourage COVID-19 Testing In Punjab

Free Food Packets For Poor Families To Encourage COVID-19 Testing In Punjab
Coronavirus Outbreak News Punjab
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh believes that the distribution of free food packets would encourage poor families to go for early testing for COVID-19, which was imperative to check the spread of the pandemic ...
More

‘On-Demand’ COVID-19 Testing For All Individuals, No Delays In Emergency Procedure Due To Lack Of Testing: Health Ministry

'On-Demand' COVID-19 Testing For All Individuals, No Delays In Emergency Procedure Due To Lack Of Testing: Health Ministry
Coronavirus Outbreak News
According to an updated advisory on COVID-19 testing, any individual can get themselves tested for COVID-19 on-demand ...
More