COVIHOME: IIT Hyderabad develops COVID-19 testing kit

Assam Current affairs : In todays daily Assam Current affairs season we will discuss about COVIHOME, which is a affordable covid19 testing kid developed by the IIT Hyderabad team.

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Highlights : COVIHOME

• Researchers & Scholars at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad have developed India’s First Rapid Electronic and Artificial Intelligence(AI) -powered COVID-19 test called COVIHOME.

• Test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for both symptomatic & asymptomatic patients.

• This Covid test does not require RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test.

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Efficiency of Test Kit : COVIHOME

CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) performed validation of rapid RNA electronic diagnostic device to detect SARS-Cov-2 virus in swab samples with in-house samples and hospital samples following the advice of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Samples were confirmed for positivity or negativity by RT-PCR method. Report confirmed kit’s efficiency as 94.2%, sensitivity as 91.3%, and specificity as 98.2%.

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