Articles about RT-PCR Test

Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

14 Sep 2021

Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

A Nagpur-based research institute has transferred the know-how of an indigenous saline gargle RT-PCR test for COVID-19 to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, a statement said Sunday.

Police nabs 12 people for running fake RT-PCR certificate racket

11 Sep 2021

Police nabs 12 people for running fake RT-PCR certificate racket

The Puri Police has registered three cases and arrested 12 persons on charges of running a fake RT-PCR certificate racket that provided forged documents to people for getting entry into Shree Jagannath temple in Puri.

Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

09 Sep 2021

Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

RT-PCR, the most recommended method for tracing coronavirus, accounted for over 70 percent of the total tests conducted to identify infected patients in Delhi in the last five months, according to government data.

Double vaccinated incoming passengers exempted from RT-PCR test in Assam

02 Sep 2021

Double vaccinated incoming passengers exempted from RT-PCR test in Assam

All the COVID-19 double vaccinated incoming passengers have been exempted from the mandatory RT-PCR tests on arrival at airports, railways, and road border points in Assam, according to a directive issued by the state health department on Wednesday.

Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM

17 Aug 2021

Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM

A Rajya Sabha member and Congress MP Ripun Bora in a letter appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to stop COVID-19 tests of fully vaccinated travelers in Assam, saying such a step is nothing but a "wastage of resources" and "harassment of people."

Delhi: Private hospitals, laboratories welcome capping of RT-PCR, RAT prices

05 Aug 2021

Delhi: Private hospitals, laboratories welcome capping of RT-PCR, RAT prices

Private hospitals and laboratories on Wednesday welcomed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's announcement regarding the capping of the rate of conventional RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) for COVID-19 detection in private hospitals and laboratories.

Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

02 Jun 2021

Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

Singapore authorities have told airlines to ensure that those coming to Singapore have a valid negative coronavirus test report before boarding a flight.

You can now self-test COVID-19 at home; ICMR issues advisory

20 May 2021

You can now self-test COVID-19 at home; ICMR issues advisory

India's first test kit that allows you to test yourself for the coronavirus right at home has been approved.

ICMR revises testing guidelines; dos and don'ts for RT-PCR tests

05 May 2021

ICMR revises testing guidelines; dos and don'ts for RT-PCR tests

In the wake of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday issued new testing guidelines in a bid to reduce pressure on overburdened diagnostic laboratories across the country.

Clinical features, CT scans will rule out false negatives: Experts

19 Apr 2021

Clinical features, CT scans will rule out false negatives: Experts

Amid a staggering surge in COVID-19 cases, India's top experts on Monday said RT-PCR tests detect coronavirus in around 80 percent of the cases, so clinical features and CT scans/chest X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives in symptomatic patients followed by a repeat test after 24 hours.

Gujarat mandates negative COVID-19 report for those traveling from Maharashtra

24 Mar 2021

Gujarat mandates negative COVID-19 report for those traveling from Maharashtra

The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for people coming from neighboring Maharashtra to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

03 Mar 2021

Odisha students tested COVID-19 positive due to faulty testing kits

Twenty-five students of a technology university in Odisha's Sambalpur District were detected COVID-19 positive as the kits used to test them were faulty, a senior state government official said on Tuesday.

Indian squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of SCG Test

04 Jan 2021

Indian squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of SCG Test

In a huge relief to the Indian contingent Down Under, all the players and support staff of the squad have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the SCG Test.