ICMR issues advisory on antigen detection test for COVID-19
New Delhi, June 15: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday has recommended the use of Standard Q COVID-19 Ag detection assay (antigen detection test) as a point of care diagnostic assay for testing under certain settings in combination with RT-PCR test.
Those who test negative for COVID-19 by rapid antigen test should be definitely tested sequentially by RT-PCR to rule out infection, whereas a positive test should be considered as a true positive and does not need reconfirmation by RT-PCR test, said ICMR in an advisory on Sunday.
STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens to SARS-CoV-2 present in human nasopharynx.
- Fast results within 30 mins
- Easy to use
- Specimen : Nasopharyngeal swab
- All necessary reagents provided & no equipment needed