Covid-19 testing kit
USA: Waiting for days to get a Covid test, thousands of wasted tests and a ‘testing company’ that is now facing investigation
As the cases rise, the USA is also facing an acute shortage of test kits. There are many posts on social media highlighting the long queues and delays in getting a test done. Some people have reported that despite paying hundreds of dollars for the tests and booking days, even weeks in advance, they are unable to have a test done.
ICMR centre in Dibrugarh in Assam develops kit that can detect Omicron variant of Covid-19 in two hours, current tests take 36 hours
ICMR-RMRC in Dibrugarh developed a a real-time RT-PCR assay in 10 days that can detect the new Omicron variant within 2 hours
Coviself is a do-it-yourself kit for Covid-19 testing, manufactured by Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd.