Centre launches ‘world’s most affordable’ Covid-19 test kit

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Facts: Government of India has launched a low-cost RT-PCR Covid-19 test kit named Corosure.The kit has been developed by IIT Delhi.

Additional Facts:

  • RT-PCR: The real-time polymerase chain reaction(RT-PCR) test is the most commonly used one for Covid-19.It is primarily based on PCR, a process that repeatedly copies and amplifies the specific genetic fragments of the virus ensuring that there is enough of a sample to conduct the analysis.