Thursday, May 20, 2021

The ICMR has approved a rapid antigen test kit for corona testing at home.

 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) took a major decision on corona testing on Wednesday.  The ICMR has approved a rapid antigen test kit for corona testing at home.  With this kit people will be able to check for infection by taking a sample through the nose.  A new advisory has also been issued for its use.


 The app has to be downloaded in the mobile

 According to a statement issued by ICMR, home testing is only for symptomatic patients or those who have been in direct contact with a confirmed case in the lab.  The home testing kit will be done manually as stated by the company that made it.  For this, you have to download the app from Google Play Store and Apple Store.  Positive and negative reports will be available through the mobile app.

 The test can be done in this way


 People will have to take a nasal swab through this kit.

 People doing home testing will have to take a photo of the strip.  This photo has to be taken from the phone on which the mobile app has been downloaded.

 Mobile phone data will be stored directly on ICMR's testing portal.

 Those who report positive with this test will be considered infected, they will not need any other test.

 Those who are positive will have to follow the guidelines of the ICMR and the Ministry of Health regarding isolation.

 Patients with symptoms that have a negative result will have to undergo an RT-PCR test.

 All repeat antigen negative symptomatic people will be considered suspected covid case.

 Such people will have to stay in home isolation until the RT-PCR test report is received.

 The patient's privacy will remain the same throughout this process.

 The name of the kit is Koviself

 My Lab Discovery Solutions Limited, a Pune based company, has been authorized for home isolation testing kits.  The name of the testing kit is COVISELF (Pathocatch).

 The test can be done in this way


 People will have to take a nasal swab through this kit.

 People doing home testing will have to take a photo of the strip.  This photo has to be taken from the phone on which the mobile app has been downloaded.

 Mobile phone data will be stored directly on ICMR's testing portal.

 Those who report positive with this test will be considered infected, they will not need any other test.

 Those who are positive will have to follow the guidelines of the ICMR and the Ministry of Health regarding isolation.


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 Patients with symptoms that have a negative result will have to undergo an RT-PCR test.

 All repeat antigen negative symptomatic people will be considered suspected covid case.

 Such people will have to stay in home isolation until the RT-PCR test report is received.

 The patient's privacy will remain the same throughout this process.

 The name of the kit is Koviself

 My Lab Discovery Solutions Limited, a Pune based company, has been authorized for home isolation testing kits.  The name of the testing kit is COVISELF (Pathocatch).

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