Mylab Molecular Diagnostic Company developed a testing kit for Coronavirus in only 6 weeks. ‘Mylab PathoDetect Covid-19 Qualitative PCR kit’ will be a great help in India’s fight against coronavirus as it will reduce the screening and confirmation time for coronavirus symptoms from 6 hours to 2.5 hours.
Further, the Co-founder Mr. Shrikant Parole is quite confident to sell the test kit at one-fourth of the current COVID-19 testing price i.e. Rs. 4,500 per sample. According to the company, one test kit can be used to test around 100 people. If an average lab is equipped with automated PCR then 1000 tests could be completed in 1 day. The company will start producing 1 lakh kits per week, but if needed it will increase the production. Till now India was importing testing kits produced from Germany.
However, after Mylab gets confirmation from CDSCO, it will change the course of Indian’s fight against Coronavirus.
Coronavirus is tested by a swab test in which a cotton ball passed through your throat or nose is taken to determine whether you have Coronavirus. Other tests like nasal aspirate, tracheal aspirate, sputum test, and blood test are also carried out.