Karnataka gets its first mobile Covid-19 testing labs

News: Karnataka’s Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar inaugurated state’s first Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-approved mobile Covid-19 testing labs.

The minister after inaugurating the testing labs had put out a tweet stating that the ICMR approved mobile labs can conduct 400 RT-PCR Covid-19 tests per day, whose results can be obtained in four hours.

Developed by: Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

About: COVID-19 RT-PCR test

The COVID-19 RT-PCR test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens (such as nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, lower respiratory tract aspirates) collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider (HCP), as well as upper respiratory specimens collected from any individual, including for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection.

Source: Hindustan Times

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