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Pandemic-ICMR Suggests the Use of Rapid Antigen Kits for Testing Covid -19

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 ICMR has recommend the use of rapid antigen test kits for diagnosis of COVID 19 in containment zones and health care settings in combination with the RT-PCR test, in view of its high specificity but relatively low sensitivity.

The kits will give faster results without any laboratory examination.

“Rapid antigen test kits is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens to SARS-CoV-2. It has been developed by SD BIosensor, a South Korea based Company,”said the ICMR.

It’s follows as the detection of test result after 15 minutes of putting the sample into the kit.

The ICMR also said that the Standard Q COVID 19 Ag rapid antigen detection tests has a very high specificity( ability to detect true negatives).

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