The name of this test kit is Covishelf, developed by Mylab Discovery Solutions. file photo
Coronavirus Testing: The name of the test kit is Covishelf, made by Mylab Discovery Solutions. Its price in the market is Rs 250.
New Delhi. Now you can do your own corona test sitting at home. A Pune based company is selling Kovid-19 self test kits. This kit can be purchased from the market or e-commerce company Flipkart. In the month of May, ICMR approved this corona test kit of the company. Corona test result can be achieved in 15 minutes through this kit. This kit works like a rapid antigen test.
The name of this test kit is Covishelf, developed by Mylab Discovery Solutions. Its price in the market is Rs 250. This is the first testing kit in the country available for corona testing at home. Due to this, in mid-May, Mylab Discovery Solutions had said that before releasing this kit nationally on June 1, it will store 10 million units, so that it can be available on a large scale in the market. The same Pune-based company had also prepared the first indigenous RT-PCR kit last year.
This kit, which provides self-testing facility at home, is called ‘Coviself’ and it can show test results within 15 minutes in patients showing symptoms of infection. Through this, it will also be ensured that the patient starts living in isolation as soon as possible and in this way the spread of infection can be reduced.
My Lab’s Managing Director Hasmukh Rawal said that the company currently has the capacity to manufacture 7 million kits per week. It is planned to increase it to 1 crore per week by the beginning of June. Rawal said that the test kit will have the necessary leaflets and biohazard bags available along with the necessary materials for testing, in which things can be buried after testing. Nasal swabs are used for the Kovid test. Through this test kit, results are available in 15 minutes and each pack has a unique QR code, which is scanned through the company’s app and the report is received after entering the result.