Coronavirus Pandemic: HLL Lifecare develops rapid antibody diagnostic kit for COVID-19 detection
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a major step in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic prevailing in the country, HLL Lifecare Limited, a Central government enterprise under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has developed the rapid antibody diagnostic kit for COVID-19.
"The kit is one-step novel coronavirus IgM/IgG antibody detection from the human serum, plasma and/or whole blood obtained from the patient with signs and symptoms of respiratory infection," said the HLL Lifecare Limited in a release, as reported by news agency ANI.
According to the release issued by HLL Lifecare, the rapid antibody diagnostic kit has been manufactured at HLL’s rapid diagnostic kit manufacturing facility at Manesar and has also been validated and approved by the NIV, Pune and the ICMR for use in India.
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"This device is designed to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of COVID-19 virus infection in large population screening in our country during the current pandemic situation and this shall support in the management of control and treatment of coronavirus disease," added the release.
"The test result can be obtained from the patient sample within 15-20 minutes. HLL is the first Indian government company received the approval from the ICMR for manufacturing and supplying the rapid antibody kit for COVID-19 detection," the release further said.
The HLL Lifecare also said that the kit manufactured by the company will be marketed with a brand name of "MakeSure" -- COVID IgM/IgG antibody detection. The company also said that its principle will be based on antibody capture immunochromatographic assay for the simultaneous detection of IgM and IgG antibodies to COVID-19 virus in human serum, plasma and/or whole blood samples.
According to the release, HLL is planning to manufacture two lakh kits for supplying to various government units within the next 10 days, which will help in increasing testing for the coronavirus.
(With ANI Inputs)
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