Coronavirus: IIT-Delhi’s COVID-19 test method becomes top medical body nod

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New Delhi: A way to detect COVID-19 that will significantly reduce the cost of testing, making it affordable for a large population in the country, developed by IIT Delhi has got approval from ICMR, officials Said on Thursday.
IIT Delhi is the first educational institution to receive ICMR approval for a real-time PCR-based diagnostic assay.

“The test method has been approved by the ICMR. The assay has been validated in ICMR with sensitivity and 100 percent specificity. This is the first academic institution in IITD to receive ICMR approval for a real-time PCR-based diagnostic assay.” is.” A senior official told PTI.

Using comparative sequence analyzes, the IITD team identified unique regions (small segments of RNA sequences) in the COVID-19 and SARS COV-2 genomes.