The new Indian-made diagnostic test kit named-Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit- developed by Mylab Discovery Solutions can detect the infection within 2.5 hours compared to other conventionally used tests.
The kit has received commercial approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for its use in the detection of COVID-19 infection in the country.
PathoDetect COVID-19 test is a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based diagnostic test.
“With an emphasis on ‘Make in India’ and support from local and central government, the COVID- 19 kits have been made as per WHO/CDC guidelines,” said Hasmukh Rawal, Managing Director, Mylab Discovery Solutions, to a source.
“We have also modified it so that the confirmation and screening can be done in three tubes alone. We also managed to reduce the time from 7.5 hours to 2.5 hours, so more samples can be tested in a day,” he added.
The Mylab COVID-19 kit had been evaluated at the Indian Council of Medical Research centre