ICMR has written to them to stop using Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics kits.
ICMR’s Revised Advisory on Anti Body Test
ICMR supports RT-PCR throat nasal swab check as the safest option for Covid 19 diagnosis. The RT-PCR test identifies the virus early and is the best technique for detecting the person and isolating them. Several states have procured rapid antibody test kits and ICMR has also issued such kits with specific guidance on their demand that they should be used for surveillance purposes only.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues revised advisory to state governments regarding Rapid Antibody Blood tests. ICMR has written to them to stop using Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics kits. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/brLQILbk54
— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2020
Afterward. The Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics Kits have both been tested under field conditions. Given early hope of strong success for surveillance purposes, the findings revealed large variability in their sensitiveness. In the context of that. States are urged to avoid using the kits procured from the companies listed above and return them to the suppliers.
COVID 19: ICMR asks states to stop using probe kits purchased from Chinese companies https://t.co/95OtCPFlJV
— CHANDAN SEN (@CHANDANSEN1998) April 27, 2020