What is PanBio Covid19 Antigen Test Device?

The PanBio Covid19 Antigen Test Device is the second home-based Rapid Antigen Test Kit to be approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The ICMR had earlier approved the CoviShelf test kit developed by the Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solution.

These self-test kits are advised to be used only for testing symptomatic individuals and the immediate contacts of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. All users are mandated to download the home testing mobile app that provides the guidelines for the overall testing procedure. It also provides the test results for the patients. Patients who are tested positive using these devices do not require another testing at the lab. Those symptomatic patients who were tested negative are required to be immediately tested by RTPCR.

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