Mangaluru: Coronavirus infection - Antigen test kits found effective

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 23: Since a week, antigen test kits are being used in Dakshina Kannada district to check presence of coronavirus infection. These kits have proved to be effective.

In the first consignment, the district had received 3,300 such kits. They were distributed among taluk hospitals and community centres, with 250 having been given to the district government hospital.

District health officer Dr Ratnakar, said that antigen kits are normally used with the aim of getting result faster in emergency cases. "These are normally used in case of child birth, surgery, acute symptoms of disease, organ failure, patients with more than one health issue, people arriving from abroad and other urgent cases. So far, the results have been good," he added.

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He said that in antigen tests, 70 percent accuracy is expected. He clarified that in cases where the result is negative in spite of the presence of aggravated symptoms, throat swabs are collected and referred for confirming the tests which are conducted at the laboratories.




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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Jul 23 2020

    If he is authorised to say 70% the reality will be 50%. 50% is barely pass in school level exam here we are talking about life and death. Clearly some are making money while some are saving face with such bogus testing.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 23 2020

    We want 100% accuracy because it is question of Life & Death ...

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  • Deshvasi, Bharat

    Thu, Jul 23 2020

    Still Central Govt. IMPORTING these defective kits from CHINA...!!!!!!!!!????? THAT MEANS PRADHAN SEVAK LYING WHOLE NATION!!!!!

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 23 2020

    India is the only country where the patient is not given results if there is any non-negative indication.

    So one would never know what "effective" really means.

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