Record Number Of Covid-19 Tests (RT-PCR) Conducted In Odisha, Informs Health Department
Bhubaneswar: Record number of RTPCR tests (also called Rapid Anti Body Test) were conducted yesterday informed the Health and Family Welfare Department (H & FW Dept.) government of Odisha, this is good news indeed.
A total of 2027 tests were conducted at various labs across the State.
Of the 2027 tests:
- RMRC, Bhubaneswar conducted —1234,
- AIIMS also at Bhubaneswar conducted — 77,
- ILS in Bhubaneswar conducted —192,
- Apollo in Bubaneswar conducted — 21,
- SCB in Cuttack conducted — 378,
- MKCG in Berhampur (Ganjam) conducted — 41,
- VIMSAR in Sambalpur conducted — 33,
- IGH in Rourkela — 51
The Government has also appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the microbiologists, technicians and other support staff of these laboratories.
Record number of RTPCR tests were conducted yesterday.
We appreciate the dedication and hard work of all the microbiologists, technicians and other support staff of these laboratories.
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 22, 2020
What Is The RT-PCR And How It Detects The Covid-19 Virus:
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is a laboratory technique in which a sample is collected from parts of the body where the coronavirus gathers, such as a person’s nose or throat. The sample is then treated with several chemical solutions in the RT-PCR machine. It undergoes a number of changes and helps in detection of the virus, if present.