ICMR approves First Indian Rapid COVID-19 At-Home Testing Ki
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Genetic and microbiome testing firm Bione on Thursday said it has launched a rapid COVID-19 at-home screening test kit that displays accurate results within minutes. The kit is approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and will be deployed in the market after proper quality checks and assurance, Bione said in a statement.

It will foster timely detection of the disease while acting as a preventive tool for others in proximity to the user, by isolating the carrier immediately. The kit is priced between INR 2000-3000/- depending upon the global supply, to increase its affordability for the masses. Under normal circumstances, the ready-to-use kits can be received within 2-3 days of placing the order at their platform.

COVID-19 Screening test kit is an IgG & IgM based tool that takes 5-10 minutes to deliver the results. Upon receiving the kit, the user is required to clean their finger with an alcohol swab and use the lancet provided to finger-prick. The cartridge provided reads the results from the blood sample thus obtained, within 5-10 minutes.

The organization is well-equipped to supply 20,000 kits per week and intends to build its manufacturing facilities in the coming months to sufficiently cater to the high demand. Irrespective of the results of the COVID-19 Screening kit, Bione urges people to undergo a laboratory test if someone shows the symptoms of coronavirus. An immediate and thorough follow-up on the positive test results is required.

Source: https://www.expresscomputer.in/news/bione-launches-indias-first-covid-19-home-screening-test-kit/52120/
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Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
Since the test detects antibodies ( and Not antigen), it will take about a week after infection to show positive result. If first test, done too early, is negative, it is worthwhile repeating after 5 to 7 days. We also need to know sensitivity and specificity of the test. Moreover Rs. 2000 tp 3000 is not economical test.
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Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
To clarify my earlier comments, please note that Antibodies develop in about 7 days after infection, of which first 5 days may be asymptomatic stage, so tests done on 2 or 3 day may show IgM antibodies.
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Dr. S●●●●n J●a
Dr. S●●●●n J●a Internal Medicine
Price should me more less ,2 to 3 k bit higher end ... good job
Apr 7, 2020Like