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COVID-19 false negative tests: Challenges, implications & ways to tackle it

False-negative results are more consequential because infected persons — who might be asymptomatic — may not be isolated and can, in fact, infect others, writes Dr Farah Ingale, Director-Internal Medicine, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital....................

SpiceHealth partners CSIR-CCMB to launch dry swab direct RT-PCR Covid-19 test...

The game-changing technology of dry swab RNA-extraction free testing to be introduced across SpiceHealth mobile laboratories; will significantly ramp up testing, reduce cost and time...................

World AIDS Day: Survey reports disruption in HIV care during Covid-19,...

According to a recent UNAIDS report, disruption to HIV care could lead to thousands more deaths.........................

ICMR nod to CSIR-CCMB’s dry swab direct RT-PCR method for COVID...

The method developed by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology can scale up testing by two to three-fold immediately with no additional resources........................

SpiceHealth offers RT-PCR tests starting at INR 499

Set to revolutionize Covid-19 testing in India, SpiceHealth partners with GeneStore for the most affordable and fastest RT-PCR testing facility in the country. Test reports to be available within 6 hours.......................

Cipla launches ‘Covi-G’ for COVID-19 rapid antibody detection

Cipla signed a licensing agreement with MultiG for COVID-19 rapid antibody test kit..................

TataMD launches its CRISPR Cas9 based COVID-19 test to make detection...

TataMD CHECK is powered by FELUDA, a CRISPR Cas-9 technology that was developed in India by CSIR- IGIB for COVID testing. It is the world’s first CRISPR Cas-9 based diagnostic tool to be launched globally..................

MedGenome launches tumor mutation burden test for better understanding of immuno-therapy

The test will help clinicians identify how many mutations occur in a given length of DNA to understand whether immunotherapy would work in cancer patients.................

India crosses the milestone of 10 crores COVID-19 sample testing

With the number of Covid-19 testing laboratories reaching 2000, the last 5 crores sample testing was achieved in a record time of 45 days..................

IIT Kharagpur’s COVID-19 test, ‘COVIRAP’ gets ICMR certification

This new testing method implements a highly reliable & accurate molecular diagnostic procedure, conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable device unit and costs only around Rs. 500 per test...................................