CCMB conducts tests on COVID-19; only centre to pool samples in the country

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News:Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is the only centre in India to conduct pooled testing.

Facts:

  • It is a fundamental life science research establishment located in Hyderabad 
  • It operates under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Additional Facts:

Pooled Testing:

  • Pooled testing, also known as group testing, is a procedure where individual specimens (e.g., urine or blood) are combined into a common pool.
  • If the pooled test turns out to be positive, individual samples are tested- pool de-convolution. If there‚Äôs no positive result, all individual samples in the pool are regarded as negative.