New AIDS Test Kit Introduced

Description And Advantages

A rapid diagnostic test capable of detecting AIDS virus within ten minutes has been introduced in the country. The test, biosign HIV 1 -2 Rapid Whole Blood test endorsed by World Health Organisation (WHO), can be performed anywhere and does not require any instrument or special training, a release by PMC Medical private Ltd. the manufacturer of the kit said. This test is all set to help in containing the spread of AIDS in the country, it said, adding before being certified by WHO, the test was evaluated by various reputed institutions including National Institute of Virology, National Institute of Biologicals, National AIDS Research Institute and National Institute of Communicable Diseases.

"The test is done like any other blood test and findings can be taken within ten minutes. A Pharmacist in a laboratory can conduct the test," company managing director Niranjan Sheth claimed.


Diagnostic test is capable of detecting AIDS


Chemical Weekly, April 2001