News:Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology is the only centre in India to conduct pooled testing.
- 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)
- 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’s no positive result, all individual samples in the pool are regarded as negative.