Indica News Bureau –
COVID-19 cases are climbing in India and there is an urgent need to make faster testing. This is important to guide people to take the next steps like possible coronavirus medication or self isolation.
With the number of coronavirus cases on rise in India, the existing number of labs are not sufficient to carry out the testing for coronavirus. It is important to test more and more people so that the next steps are taken quickly.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is spearheading the Covid-19 diagnosis in India. Currently there are more than 110 labs for coronavirus testing in the country. The faster tests for coronavirus can be done in just 10 minutes. ICMR has approved IgG/IgM Rapid Tests in India for faster tests of the coronavirus cases in India.
The bio-research body has given approval to 12 private entities for developing these rapid testing kits.
How does Sensing Self’s kit work?
Anybody who shows symptoms for coronavirus can be tested using the kit. The tests are done using blood from a finger prick. The results of the tests are available in just 10 minutes. If the tests are positive then the person has to go for the lab tests. If the tests are negative then there is no need to worry and the person concerned can go home.
Currently, the RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) used for testing in the government laboratories across the country. This test takes time and the results are available only in 4 days.
What are the advantage of 10 minutes rapid coronavirus test kits
These kits have various advantages and the best advantage for using these kits is time saving. It tests the patients for 2 antibodies IgM and IgG simultaneously. As time taking is so less, there are no queues for coronavirus tests.