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Feluda test soon to be rolled out to test COVID-19: Union Health Minister

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Feluda test is soon going to be rolled out to test COVID 19, stated Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday.

On the basis of the tests done in more than 2,000 patients during the trials at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and testing done in private labs, the test was shown to have a 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity. Developed by CSIR-IGIB, this paper strip test has got approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for a commercial launch. The kit has already received validation from the Department of Atomic Energy’s National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore. The test is priced at Rs 500 and can provide results within 45 minutes… (ET Healthworld, October 11, 2020)

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