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:

  1. RMRC, Bhubaneswar conducted —1234,
  2. AIIMS  also at Bhubaneswar conducted — 77,
  3. ILS in Bhubaneswar conducted —192,
  4. Apollo in Bubaneswar conducted — 21,
  5. SCB in Cuttack conducted — 378,
  6. MKCG in Berhampur (Ganjam) conducted — 41,
  7. VIMSAR in Sambalpur conducted — 33,
  8. 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.

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.

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