As the country battles a severe second wave of COVID-19 and faces a tremendous shortage of healthcare professionals and equipment, the State is exploring home-testing kits for the virus.
Aptly named ‘CoviSelf’, the self-use test can be used by symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of confirmed cases as per ICMR guidelines without the need for sample collection by a healthcare professional.
The CoviSelf COVID-19 OTC Antigen LF device is a product of Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd. According to the Times Of India.
The app provides complete guidelines on how to use the testing kit and how to read the test result. The home test should be conducted according to the process detailed in the same.
The app will accurately collect the COVID test and upload it to the ICMR COVID-19 testing portal where all data will be eventually compiled.
The testing kit is expected to provide relief for the country’s heavily burdened medical infrastructure and testing labs.
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