ICMR tells states to ‘stop using Rapid Testing Kits’ from tw
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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a revised advisory on 27 April' 20 to state governments regarding Rapid Antibody Blood tests for coronavirus and asked them to stop using kits from two Chinese companies.

The two Chinese firms in question are Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics.

In a letter addressed to chief secretaries of all states and Union territories, the ICMR said that RT-PCR throat/nasal swab test “is the best use for diagnosis of Covid-19”. It said the test detects the virus at an early stage.

ICMR evaluated the testing kits from Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics and found “wide variation” in their sensitivity. Testing kits procured from these Chinese companies to be sent back to the suppliers.

Source: https://www.icmr.nic.in/
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