New Delhi: Now sitting at home you will be able to check the corona. For this self test kit has come in the market. The name of this kit is CoviSelfTM, which has been launched by Mylab Solutions Limited of Pune. This kit is also available in the market at pharmacy stores and e-commerce sites. You can order it online also. The company has priced this rapid antigen test kit at Rs 250. Recently, ICMR had approved this kit.
Mylab has made this kit
Mylab Discovery Solutions Limited Pune’s antigen kit has recently been approved by ICMR. The special thing in this is that the report of the test done at your home will reach the ICMR through the app, which will be kept confidential. This is the first home test kit for COVID-19, so that people in India will be able to test themselves at home.
This indigenous corona testing kit will be distributed through pin code in the country. The kit will be available over-the-counter at drug stores across the country. You can also order it online from the e-commerce marketplace. To ensure safe delivery, it will offer convenience like contactless delivery to the consumers.
Test result will be available through app
Home Testing Kit’s app is available on Google Play Store and Apple Store. All users doing testing will have to download this app. The whole process of testing is well explained in the mobile app. Through this app, people will be informed about the test results. After the completion of the test, the users will have to take the photo of the test strip from the same mobile from which they have downloaded the app and registered for the test. The data present in the app will be captured on a secure server, which will be connected to the testing portal of ICMR Kovid 19.
Special guidelines issued regarding the kit
– ICMR has advised not to do this kind of testing too much.
Testing should be done at home according to the user manual given in the test kit.
After completion of the test, all the users will have to take the photo of the test strip from the same mobile on which the app has been downloaded and registered. The data present in the app will be captured on a secure server which will be connected to the testing portal of ICMR Kovid 19. This data will remain confidential.
If found positive in this antigen test, it will be considered infected and there is no need to test again.
All those who test positive are advised to follow home isolation and care as per ICMR and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) protocols. https://www.icmr.gov.in/chomecare.html can be seen on.
– All persons with symptoms coming negative in this rapid antigen should get themselves tested by RTPCR immediately. This is also important because such reports can come due to low viral load in rapid antigen.
All the persons who test negative in the rapid antigen test will be treated as suspected COVID-19 cases and will have to follow the home isolation protocol of ICMR and Ministry of Health till the results of RTPCR test are out.
– All results can be interpreted according to the protocol set by the manufacturer in the user manual. At the same time, the manufacturer’s instructions should be strictly followed for the disposal of testing kits, swabs and other materials.