Antigen test

IMA Cochin urges collector to allow antigen tests at healthcare facilities

According to the IMA officials, the triaging of outpatients visiting emergency room and OPD has been severely affected as the RT-PCR test results are getting delayed.

published on : 6th October 2021

Ernakulam collector Jaffer Malik bans antigen tests at labs

As the district is nearing 100 per cent vaccination, collector Jaffer Malik has ordered a strict ban on Covid antigen testing at government and private labs in the district.

published on : 28th September 2021

Over 70 per cent COVID tests in last five months in Delhi were RT-PCRs: Data

Real Time Polymer Chain Reaction test (RT-PCR), which detects the viral genetic material (RNA), is considered more reliable than Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

published on : 10th September 2021

PAC flays Karnataka govt over excess payment for RAT kits, reply on ventilators

Besides this, the government purchased 1195 Haematology Cell Count kits, paying an excess of about Rs 25 crore, and in another instance, purchased 165 units and paid about Rs 6.18 crore in excess.

published on : 19th August 2021

ICMR projects export of 62 crore COVID-19 testing kits between July and September

It further said the production capacity of COVID-19 testing kits has been substantially enhanced, "making India atmanirbhar (self-reliant)".

published on : 17th August 2021

Modi government puts curbs on export of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits

Exporters have to seek licence or permission from the DGFT to ship items under the restricted category.

published on : 16th August 2021

COVID-19: IIT-Delhi launches rapid antigen test kit priced at Rs 50

The ICMR approved test kit was launched by Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre on Friday.

published on : 25th June 2021

More rapid tests at railway stations, bus stands to check returnees in Karnataka

Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters when asked about concerns over increase in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru once people start returning from elsewhere.

published on : 12th June 2021

Inconsistent testing could hurt Kerala’s Covid battle as unlocking looms

On Friday, 1,09,520 tests were conducted in the state, of which 34,246 were RT-PCR and 73,541 were antigen tests. The state has relied more on antigen tests rather than RT-PCR tests.  

published on : 6th June 2021

Residents of 100 villages travel 50 km for Rapid Antigen Test

Over 100 villages under Haradaguda, Champapadar, Kathargada, Gumda and B Singpur panchayats are situated in the remote parts of the block.

published on : 4th June 2021

Covid-19: 252 migrant returnees from Uttar Pradesh made to undergo RAT in Odisha

Subsequently, arrangements were made to send them to their respective villages where they will stay under home isolation for two weeks.

published on : 2nd June 2021

Maybe re-look advisory barring repeat of RTPCR on COVID positive patients: HC to ICMR

The suggestion by the court came while hearing a plea by a lawyer who has challenged the advisory as due to it, neither he nor his family members could get tested again.

published on : 25th May 2021

Unofficial Rapid Tests, a norm in district private hospitals of Telangana

Hospitals resorting to this measure as testing in rural areas is very low, with just 50 RAT kits given per PHC & labs being located in district headquarters

published on : 22nd May 2021

ICMR approves home testing kit for COVID-19, here's everything you need to know

Also, as per the health research agency, all individuals who test positive may be considered as true positives and no repeat testing is required.  

published on : 19th May 2021

Shortage of Rapid Antigen Tests hits three districts in Telangana

As a result, PHCs are now forced to issue tokens for RATs, just like how they conduct RT-PCR tests.

published on : 10th May 2021
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