Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre today launched a Rapid Antigen Test kit for COVID-19 developed by IIT Delhi.
This kit is used for in vitro qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen.
The SARS-CoV-2 Ag Rapid Test is a colloidal gold enhanced double antibody sandwich immunoassay for the qualitative determination of SARS-CoV-2 antigen in human nasal swabs, throat swabs and deep sputum samples.
It is suitable for general population screening and diagnosis of COVID-19.
The test is found to be suitable for early Ct values with a 90 percent Sensitivity, 100 percent Specificity and 98.99 percent Accuracy and certified by the ICMR.
The technology and its manufacturing are 100 percent indigenous.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister expressed confidence that this technology will revolutionize the Covid test availability in the country.
Mr Dhotre also complimented the researchers and thanked IIT Delhi for helping the nation in becoming Atmanirbhar in fighting the pandemic using indigenously developed technologies and made in India products.