Covid-19 Self-Testing Kit CoviSelf: Homemade Corona Test for Rs 250, The use of these ART kits will work through MobileApp, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued detailed rules on who and how to perform the test
- Rapid Antigen Test Kit, run by Corona Test at Home
- The use of these ART kits will work through a mobile app
- The cost of this test kit is only Rs 250
Bengaluru News: In the backdrop of corona cases in the state, there is a lot of pressure on laboratories conducting corona tests. To avoid this, Green Signal has now gotten used to the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits run by the Corona Test at home. It is believed that the use of this rapid test will help Corona patients to treat them in a timely manner.
The use of these ART kits will work through MobileApp, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued detailed rules on who and how to perform the test. This home test should be done by people who have only had Corona Symptoms and who have come in contact with a report positive. The ICMR said that whoever does this test should not do it.
The CoMiSelf (TM) Pathocatch CoVS-19 OTC Antigen LF Device, manufactured by Mylab Discovery Solutions Limited, Pune, has been approved by ICMR for this home test. The cost of this test kit is just Rs 250.
To test it at home, users should download the app available in the Google Play Store and Apple Store and test the available nasal fluid. On the arrival of a positive or negative result, a photo of the test strip should be taken on the same mobile phone. This allows the data for the next step to be stored in the ICMR’s central Covid-19 testing portal.
In this test, if the results are positive, they should be treated as positive in the RT-PCR Test. ICMR said there is no need to re-test.
If symptoms appear negative in RAT, the RTPCR test should be done immediately. This is because sometimes the viral load is low and not detected in the RAT.