According to a recent peer-reviewed study published by the University of Florida group, like PCR tests, the device is 90 per cent accurate, with the same sensitivity.
The device can also be used to detect specific viral mutations linked to some of the SARS-CoV-2 variants that are now circulating.
As Odisha grapples with the second wave of Coronavirus, the State Health Department approved the proposal for setting up of RT-PCR Covid-19 testing laboratories in 16 districts.
People at a hospital under Chendipada police limits were seen putting their Aadhaar cards on road to mark their position in the long queue made for getting themselves tested for COVID19.
Bolangir: A medical team deputed for mass testing for Covid-19 faced utter embarrassment after the villagers of Baragaan in Sadar Block in the district detained the team for around five…
Sydney: In an ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, the researchers have developed a new test that can diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes. The findings, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, show the rapid molecular test called N1-STOP-LAMP, is 100 per cent accurate in diagnosing samples containing SARS-CoV-2 at high loads. “STOP-LAMP is […]
Bhubaneswar: Escalating its fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha government will follow the strategy of aggressive testing from August. Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) director, Ajay Parida on Friday that the State will conduct tests of 20000 samples a day from the coming month. After a high-level meeting of the health department, Parida today informed that […]
New York: A team of US scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher has developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of coronavirus in 10 minutes. Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine developed the test that uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a […]
Balasore: Palpable tension prevailed at Balasore COVID hospital after some nurses staged a demonstration today. The nurses were demanding immediate COVID-19 test as two of their colleagues tested positive recently. According to the agitating nurses, they were forced to stage a demonstration as the authorities denied COVID test. “Already two of our colleagues have tested […]
Bhubaneswar: Alleging mismanagement at quarantine centres across the State, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday lashed out at the Odisha government and warned of massive protests if the issues are not resolved on a priority basis. State BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said that the State government is not following the standard operating procedure […]
Puri: In view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases and lockdown curbs, Puri district administration on Saturday decided to conduct Covid testing of Garabadu servitors who will be engaged in conduct of the Snana Purima rituals, a key festival in the run- up to Rath Yatra. Though the services of 108 Garabadu will required for […]