Rajasthan Shows 5.4% Accuracy; States to Stop Antibody Tests: ICMR

Advise All States to Stop Antibody Testing for Two Days: ICMR

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Rajasthan Shows 5.4% Accuracy; States to Stop Antibody Tests: ICMR

Dr R Gangakhedkar of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that they will be validating the antibody kits on field trips as states have complained about issues with detection of positive samples.

In Tuesday’s press brief, the Union Health Ministry and ICMR announced that they have asked all states to stop antibody tests for the next two days.

“This is a first-generation test and variation is normal as results are in a crude form. It’s just been 3.5 months of this disease and we need to refine tests,” said the ICMR. Rajasthan was reportedly the state with the original complaint.

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