Feluda: ICMR issues guidelines for use of paper strip Covid-
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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory for the use of FELUDA paper strip test, the country’s first indigenously developed test for Covid-19 based on the genetic editing tool CRISPR/Cas-9, which is likely to hit the market within a month.

According to the ICMR advisory:

• No further reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based confirmation is required for samples that are confirmed as positives or negatives by it.

• Specimen collection and transfer of sample for the test must be performed using appropriate personal protective equipment; and

• Testing should be carried out under appropriate biosafety (BSL2 level) precautions, following the standard RT-PCR guidelines laid down by the medical body.

• The advisory also allows existing ICMR-approved government and private laboratories for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR based testing to be used for this new test.

• No further approval would be required from ICMR for starting the test in existing laboratories; however, new labs wanting to start the test will need to apply for ICMR approval.

• Based on tests in over 2,000 patients during the trials at IGIB and on testing in private labs, the test showed 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity. This compares favourably to ICMR’s current acceptance criteria of RT-PCR Kit of at least 95% sensitivity and at least 99% specificity.

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Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/top-medical-body-icmr-issues-advisory-for-use-of-feluda-covid-test/story-xUftyyLYR93tZMMrpTSG5M.html
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