Another company called Vishat Diagnostic — that supplies an antigen kit from Belgium’s Coris BioConcept — also got ICMR
“The launch of the antigen testing kit is in line with the government’s expectation to increase rapid testing, which is the point-of-care method and complements the more rigorous RT-PCR test to detect coronavirus,” the company said.
As infections surge across the country, more states are allowing antigen-based rapid testing in India.
Hasmukh Rawal, managing director, Mylab Discovery Solutions, said, “With the approval for an antigen testing kit, we will cover whole spectrum of Covid-19
India is using a combination of both antigen and RT-PCR testing as its testing strategy. This will save both time and cost, speeding up the process of testing and isolation.