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Developed by the Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions, the testing kits called CoviSelf will be available in chemist shops for Rs 250.
High demand for inflammatory markers tests, used to decide on hospitalisation needs, drugs, for Covid patients, results in shortage of raw materials. Experts advise against overuse.
National Institute for Cancer Prevention & Research in Noida, which tests samples from Delhi govt hospitals, refused to conduct tests on Monday & Tuesday after 'running out' of required items.
While home collection kits have been in the market for some time now, only three such kits have been approved by the US FDA.
The Abbott news follows FDA’s clearance of the first at-home, over-the-counter Covid test on Tuesday from East Brisbane, Australia-based Ellume.
The dry swab technique can be used for RT-PCR testing with sensitivity and specificity, similar to the current standard when automated RNA extraction is not available.
Analysis by ThePrint reveals that 88% of tests conducted in Bihar are rapid antigen, while this figure is 63% for Kerala and 60% for Uttar Pradesh.
USFDA Tuesday issued an emergency use authorisation to Lucira Health Inc.’s rapid-result Covid test, the first that can be used at home. Here's all you'd like to know about it.
Researchers from the University of Rwanda used the geometry of the hypercube to increase the accuracy of pooled Covid testing, making the test 20 times cheaper for individuals.
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