It is possible that soon in India too people will be able to test the corona by themselves inside the house and they will be free from all the difficulties of getting the test done.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the kit to test the corona at home in November 2020. At that time, cases of corona infection were slowly gaining momentum. Right now, more than 3 lakh cases are coming to India every day for the last 10 days. In this way, this home test kit. Can prove to be a game changer. Let us know what is this home test kit? And what are its benefits?
Now you have to get rapid antigen or RT-PCR or similar test to detect corona virus. All these tests require a medical expert and lab but, Corona’s home test kit is its easy option. It is like a pregnancy test kit. In this, you have to put a sample by taking a swab from your nose or mouth and the corona will be tested, which means that any person can do the corona test at home without the help of any lab or medical expert.
How does this kit work
This test kit works on lateral flow test. In this, if you put the sample taken from your nose or throat in the tube, then there is already a liquid filled in this tube. This tube is inserted inside the kit where the liquid is equipped with a pad to absorb it. Through this pad, the liquid travels to a bandage where antibodies already recognizing the sporin proteins of the coronavirus are present. If people are suffering from coronavirus, then these antibodies become active and the kit shows the test positive. Test report is available in 15 minutes to half an hour. This report can also be seen on your email or on the app of the company that makes the test kit.
Benefits of test kit
The advantage of this test kit is that there will be tests at home. People will not come out of their homes to get tests done. So the risk of spreading the infection will be less. Apart from this, this test kit is cheaper than RT-PCR or any other test.
In America, this test was needed when there is a shortage of health facilities and on April 27, the Indian Council of Medical Research i.e. ICMR has also issued a guideline.
The kits that the US, WHO and 5 other countries have given permission to use, can also be used in India. There is no need to seek separate permission from the ICMR. In addition, ICMR has also told these companies that all the data from the software or app for monitoring the test results should be connected to the central portal of Corona so that the data is not disturbed.
This means that now, soon in India too, people will be able to test the corona within the house itself and they will be relieved from all the troubles of getting the test done.
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