India's Indigenous kit Truenat gets approval from DCGA

The rapid RT-PCR test can now be used for emergency purposes to detect Nipah Virus

It is RT-PCR which has been used for a quick diagnosis of Covid-19. While people were busy in the vaccination drives throughout the world, the Nipah virus started affecting lives in Kerala. It became a state emergency and researchers went into finding out methods for the quickest detection of the virus. 
This led to the discovery of Truenat, a rapid RT-PCR test for the detection of SARS CoV2 which was manufactured by the Goa-based Molbio Diagnostic.
Truenat has received the emergency use authorization from the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI).
As per data, this platform is playing a critical role in the detection and management of the various viruses namely- TB, Covid-19, dengue, chikungunya, hepatitis and HPV in India.
Truenat is a portable, battery-operated, internet-enabled RT-PCR platform that can show results of nearly 30 diseases in less than half an hour. It is a molecular test.
The Truenat kit
Image: The Truenat kit
As per data, this platform is playing a critical role in the detection and management of the various viruses namely- TB, Covid-19, dengue, chikungunya, hepatitis and HPV in India.
It can be mentioned that Truenat is also approved by the World Health Organization for TB diagnosis and even approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research.



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