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Home testing kit for COVID-19 gets ICMR nod

CMR has approved a home-based testing kit for Covid-19. It is a home rapid antigen testing (RAT) kit, which is advisable only for symptomatic individuals and people who have come in contact with lab-tested Covid positive people.

Indiscriminate testing, however, is not advised, ICMR said.

So far, only one company — Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd — has been approved in India.

DCGI, too, has approved the market availability of the home-based test kit.

Not Available Yet
This testing kit will not be available in the market immediately and will take some time to be widely available.

With this approval, ICMR makes testing much easier now.

How to Learn
The home-testing mobile app is available in Google Play Store and Apple Store and must be downloaded by all users.

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

The app christened Mylab Coviself is where one needs to report the results. India Today