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COVID-19 self test kit to be priced at ₹250

  • A pack of CoviSelf kit, which is a COVID-19 antigen lateral flow test devise, will be priced at ₹250.

  • It takes 2 minutes to conduct the test and a maximum of 15 minutes to get the result. A positive test will take about 5 to 7 minutes. A negative result will take around 15 minutes.

  • "This test is for self-use. If you test positive via this there's no need for RT-PCR test as per ICMR. Any adult can use this kit by reading our manual," said Mylab Director Sujeet Jain.

  • "Home testing by RAT is advised only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory confirmed positive cases. Indiscriminate testing is not advised," the ICMR said in the advisory.