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ICMR issues guidance on use of Truenat beta CoV test for COVID-19

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    22nd Apr, 2020

Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has issued guidance on the use of Truenat beta CoV test which has been validated by the research body for undertaking a screening test for COVID-19. 

  • Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR has issued guidance on the use of Truenat beta CoV test which has been validated by the research body for undertaking a screening test for COVID-19. 
  • ICMR has advised all the states which intends to initiate Truenat beta CoV test that the proposed sites of Truelab Workstation do not require approval of ICMR
  • The states can appoint a core team of experts for assessing facilities with the Truelab Workstation for feasibility of initiating COVID-19 testing in the existing setup. 
  • It has also been advised that based on the evaluation of the core team, the designated officer of each state can accord approval for testing and the procurement of the cartridges for existing machines and other logistics should be done through the Central TB Division.
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