Self-testing device CoviFind gets approval from ICMR

Self-testing- The ICMR has also approved CoviFind for the corona self-test. Soon it will be available at the pharmacy. Once the covid test report is positive, the government directive will need to be followed.
CoviFind, manufactured locally by Meditech Meril Company, has received final approval from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). After getting approval, people can do the corona test themselves at home with the covid kit. With this kit made with indigenous technology, people with symptoms can identify SARS-CoV-2 in their homes. That is, if a person has symptoms of corona, then they can check themselves by asking for this kit at home. For this it will not be necessary to do an outside test, if the test report is positive then other people who have come into contact with the person can also be tested with this kit.

After checking the set
Self-testing with CoviFind in 15 minutes, the test result arrives in 15 minutes. There is no need for a refrigerator to keep this kit. The cost of the test kit is Rs 250 and it can be found at any drugstore in one pack. Aside from one, this kit will also be available in packs of 3, 5, and 25. Each kit will contain test material including a test device, sterile nasal swab, and buffer tube with a cap. There will be a leaflet inside the kit which will contain information on how to use the kit. After taking the sample, there will be step by step information on how to store it in the tube.

Who can test with this test kit
According to the new ICMR advisory, a person who shows symptoms of corona, or who has come in contact with a positive person confirmed in RT-PCR, can test with this test kit. For home testing, this test should be performed as suggested by the company. All the details have been given in the kit. Patients who report positive from this test will be considered positive, they will not need any further testing after that. Those who test positive will need to follow ICMR and Department of Health guidelines for home isolation. Patients who test with this kit who test negative will need to undergo a RTPCR.

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