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TrueNat testing for Covid-19 begins at regional public lab – Home Health Choices

Kochi: The well being division has put in a TrueNat machine to diagnose Covid-19 at regional public laboratory in Ernakulam..

It is a ‘step one’ machine, which suggests if a take a look at seems to be optimistic, the pattern ought to once more be subjected to RT-PCR take a look at to verify Covid-19.

“Nearly 90 to 100 samples of frontline staff are despatched for antibody testing on the lab per day. Twenty-four assessments might be achieved in TrueNat machine in eight hours. Under TrueNat take a look at, if the result’s detrimental, the individual will likely be detrimental for the virus. But if the pattern is examined optimistic, it should once more must be subjected to RT-PCR take a look at to verify it. If ‘step 2’ machine is put in on the lab, we are able to affirm it right here itself,” mentioned an official on the lab.

A well being official within the surveillance staff mentioned that 90 RT-PCR assessments are performed at Kalamassery medical faculty per day. Only negligible variety of comparable assessments are performed at lower than 10 non-public labs accredited by the federal government.

“There will likely be delay in getting outcomes of RT-PCR assessments if extra samples are taken every day. The medical faculty can ship solely as much as 90 outcomes per day. Though chosen non-public labs have been accredited by the federal government for comparable assessments, they can’t put it to use in full scale. We have performed antibody assessments on 480 individuals thus far,” mentioned a well being officer.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Ernakulam reported 5 new instances. With this, variety of affected person beneath therapy within the district touched 122. Three of the brand new instances got here from overseas and different states. Authorities are in search of supply of infection of 43-year-old Nayarambalam native who has been examined optimistic.

A complete of 12,852 persons are beneath quarantine. Of this, 10,336 are beneath residence quarantine, 2,050 in paid quarantine and 466 in covid care facilities.

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