As the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic rips through India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India reported that India has passed the milestone of 300,000 Covid-19 deaths as of 24th May 2021, the third country after the United States and Brazil to hit the figure as it battles a huge wave of infections. People across the country are being made to wait up to three days to receive results of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for the coronavirus. Experts say this delay may directly impact a patient’s access to medical care and thus, their chances of survival. As most states allot hospital beds only to those who test positive for Covid-19, many patients with acute symptoms wait desperately for the results.
Given the present huge turnaround time for RT-PCR tests, the recent guideline by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) to enable rapid antigen test (RAT) for non-symptomatic and inter-state travellers should be strictly followed, as RAT is time efficient. RT-PCR should be applied only for symptomatic cases, thereby reducing the load on diagnostic centres.
Reszon COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is a single use lateral flow immunoassay rapid test intended to qualitatively detect specific SARS-CoV-2 antigen in human nasopharyngeal swab specimen from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19. It is intended to be used by the professionals as a screening test and as an aid in the early diagnosis especially during acute phase of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The test kit is easy to use, cost-efficient and can be tested within 15-20 minutes at the point of care. This allows health authorities to isolate individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 from the community and lowers the risk of disease transmission.
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