COVID-19: Assam to start Rapid Antibody tests from tomorrow

COVID-19: Assam to start Rapid Antibody tests from tomorrow

AssamHealth department will start Rapid Antibody tests of COVID-19 tomorrow (April22). Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday informed that the RapidAntibody tests of COVID-19 will start from Spanish Garden in Guwahati, which isa containment zone.

Accordingto Minister Sarma said that Government of India has provided 9600 RapidAntibody test kits to Assam. However, he maintained that though the test isnon-confirmatory it can play an important role in mass surveillance incontainment areas as it gives results in 15 minutes.

"From April 22, we shall begin Rapid Antibody tests, from Spanish Garden – a containment zone. GoI has given 9600 Rapid Antibody test kits for IgM/IgG to Coronavirus. The test is non-confirmatory yet useful for mass surveillance in containment areas as it gives results in 15 mnts," tweeted the Minister.

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