“FELUDA” test-kit for Covid-19
The past few months have been tough for everybody as the novel coronavirus has taken a significant toll all over the world. Recently it has been shown that top levels of the virus are present in respiratory secretions during the “presymptomatic” period that may last days to over almost a week before the fever and cough characteristic of COVID-19. This ability of the virus to be transmitted by people without symptoms could be a major reason for the pandemic.
Recently an accurate and low-cost paper-based test strip to detect Covid-19 in but half-hour has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India. The test named as ‘FELUDA’. Here, FELUDA, the acronym for FNCAS9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay, uses indigenously developed CRISPR gene-editing technology to spot and target the genetic material of SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19. As per the CSIR, the test matches accuracy levels of RT-PCR tests, considered the gold standard within the diagnosis of Covid-19, shows a quicker result and requires less costly equipment.
It has been shown that the Feluda test kit generally takes just about 45 minutes to show the results and also it is much cheaper than other COVID -19 testing kits. So in terms of your time cost and accuracy Feluda test kit is best. Another advantage is that it doesn’t require any heavy equipment like RT-PCR. Also, FELUDA has met top quality benchmarks, with 96 per cent sensitivity and 98 per cent specificity for detecting novel coronavirus and it’s going to cost almost INR 500 while the RT-PCR test now costs anywhere between INR 1,600 to 2,000.
So, many of the health experts have said that FELUDA could be regarded as an accurate testing kit because it is simple to use, cost-effective and also, it has shown accurate results till now!!!!
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