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How India ramped up its covid-19 testing facilities


  • Even though reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) remains the gold standard of covid-19 testing, the government gradually introduced a range of other testing modalities

Doing less than 100 covid-19 tests per day at the onset of covid-19 pandemic in January, the country has been striving for several months now to step up its diagnostic facilities. Covid-19 cases in India on Sunday neared 18 lakhs and deaths touched 38,000.

Even though reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) remains the gold standard of covid-19 testing, the government gradually introduced a range of other testing modalities.

Along with expanding the testing strategy, the ...


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