Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR method

Topics Covered: Indigenization of technology. Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR method: Context: To ramp up COVID-19 testing, ICMR approves dry swab-direct RT-PCR method. It has been Developed by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). First, let us understand how the conventional method works? In the conventional testing method, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab samples collected are generally placed …