Wednesday, June 16, 2021

ICMR approves CoviSelf kit for purpose of home testing for symptomatic patients

The Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has approved CoviSelf kit for the purpose of home testing.

It has issued an advisory for COVID-19 home testing where an individual will be able to test himself or herself.

In its advisory, ICMR said, for the test, the user will have to download the mylab app on their mobile phones.

The mobile app is a comprehensive guide of the testing procedure and will provide a positive or negative test result to the patient.

ICMR said, only nasal swab will be required for this Rapid Antigen Testing.

All users have been advised to click a picture of the test strip after completing the test procedure with the same mobile phone which has been used for downloading the mobile app and user registration.

It said, all symptomatic individuals who test negative by Rapid Antigen Test should get themselves immediately tested by RT-PCR.

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