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Scientists Develop Portable, Point-Of-Care COVID-19 Test Which May Boost Testing

Scientists Develop Portable, Point-Of-Care COVID-19 Test Which May Boost Testing
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According to the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the new technology may help overcome bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel which have led to long waiting times for COVID-19 test results in several parts of the world amidst the ongoing pandemic ...
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Experts Explain The Different COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen Vs RT-PCR Test, Which Is Better?

Experts Explain The Different COVID-19 Tests: Rapid Antigen Vs RT-PCR Test, Which Is Better?
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Both RT-PCR test and Rapid Antigen Test lookout for the virus in the sample and are used for the diagnosis of COVID-19 ...
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Indians Anywhere Can Access COVID-19 Lab In Three Hours: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Indians Anywhere Can Access COVID-19 Lab In Three Hours: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
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Addressing a virtual meeting of regional directors of World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the Coronavirus induced lockdown was utilised to augment healthcare infrastructure in the country to fight rising COVID-19 cases ...
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Jammu And Kashmir Conducting 900 COVID-19 Tests Per Million Per Day: Union Home Secretary

‘Focused Testing’ Strategy Paying Dividends, Says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
Coronavirus Outbreak Jammu & Kashmir News
On Tuesday (August 4), Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla chaired a high-level meeting to review the management of COVID-19 pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir and spoke about COVID-19 testing situation ...
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Rapid Antigen Tests Comprise About 25-30 Per Cent Of Total COVID-19 Tests: Indian Council of Medical Research

Rapid Antigen Tests Comprise About 25-30 Per Cent Of Total COVID-19 Tests: Indian Council of Medical Research
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As on August 4, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported over two crore COVID-19 tests, out of which 26.5 lakh tests are antigen tests ...
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COVID-19: Delhi Government’s Five-Day Sero-Survey To Begin On Saturday

COVID-19: Delhi Government’s Five-Day Sero-Survey To Begin On Saturday
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According to Delhi health department, the next sero-prevalence survey will be done from August 1-5 with an aim to formulate better policies for tackling the COVID-19 situation in the national capital ...
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Plan To Increase COVID-19 Tests To 10 Lakh Per Day In 1-2 Months: Minister Harsh Vardhan

Plan To Increase COVID-19 Tests To 10 Lakh Per Day In 1-2 Months: Minister Harsh Vardhan
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According to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, the country has been able to ramp up its health infrastructure significantly over the past six months and has been able to develop three lakh ventilators till now while it was importing it during the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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COVID-19: As Economy Reopens, Labs Getting Mass Test Requests From Corporates

COVID-19: As Economy Reopens, Labs Getting Mass Test Requests From Corporates
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According to Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr Dangs Lab, they are getting more than 150-200 COVID-19 testing requests on a daily basis from commoners and bulk requests from corporates with large number of employees ...
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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Novel Technology For COVID-19 Rapid Test

IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Novel Technology For COVID-19 Rapid Test
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
The COVID-19 testing device has been proven to produces no false results, has remarkable accuracy and sensitivity compatible to standard RT-PCR tests, reads an official statement ...
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Fighting COVID-19: Government Asks States To Ramp Up Testing Capacity

Fighting COVID-19: Government Asks States To Ramp Up Testing Capacity
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In a letter, Union Health Secretary and ICMR have said that increasing the testing capacity may be achieved by increasing the number of labs and enhancing the existing testing capacity of the approved labs ...
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New Study Ranks Performance Of Available COVID-19 Antibody Tests

New Study Ranks Performance Of Available COVID-19 Antibody Tests
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In the absence of vaccines and effective therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 and the associated COVID-19 disease, reliable antibody testing can be a key element of public health policy to control further spread of the disease and gradually ease quarantine measures ...
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Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Launches World’s Most Affordable COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit Developed By IIT Delhi

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Launches World's Most Affordable COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit Developed By IIT Delhi
Coronavirus Outbreak Delhi News
Corosure, RT-PCR based COVID-19 diagnostic kit has been developed by IIT Delhi, and approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) ...
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