CCMB researchers develop new low-cost RT-nPCR test for coron
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Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have developed a new test to detect coronavirus, reverse transcription nested PCR (RT-nPCR) test based on a low-cost and low-tech model, said a release from union science and technology ministry.

• The main Covid testing protocol currently sanctioned by ICMR is called RT-qPCR tests, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR).

• According to ministry, the newly developed test has given comparable results with the standard RT-qPCR test.

• “It also detected 13% samples as positive among samples that were negative by the standard RT-qPCR test (likely false negatives)," the statement from the ministry states.

• This new test is awaiting approval from ICMR and the lab says that RT-nPCR test could be deployed in those places where RT-qPCR test machines are not available.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indian-researchers-develop-new-low-cost-rt-npcr-test-for-coronavirus-detection/story-HRg6Hbj17ocg7dbgJtlMCM.html
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