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J Mitra & Co Launches Elisa Antigen Test to Boost India’s Testing, Monitoring, and Covid-19 Management Efforts

Lalit Mahajan

India’s IVD major J Mitra and Co Pvt Ltd has launched the Covid-19 Ag Microlisa Elisa Test kit aka Elisa Antigen Test for the domestic market. The company’s novel test kit will provide an impetus to India’s fight against Covid-19 by “significantly” bringing down the overall cost of testing, the company said.

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According to the company, the Elisa Antigen Test will also offer better time efficiencies by reducing the turnaround time between testing and results to just two hours. The principle of the test kit is Sandwich Elisa. Any open Elisa kit Reader available in the market can read the results. Open-system will result in efficient testing even in the remotest corners of the country. The country already has thousands of Elisa readers with laboratories across the country.

“The Elisa antigen test is our 10th R&D-based product in the fight against Covid-19. We are committed to the masses and will strive to help in the eradication of the disease, “the company’s chairman Lalit Mahajan said.

Informing about practical usages of the company’s novel Elisa Antigen test, Mahajan said, “The Elisa Antigen test will help in management and mitigation of risks through quicker and reliable results – positive patients can be quickly isolated. For the masses, this test will minimize uncertainty and confusion due to prolonged delays in test results – to decide whether it is safe to interact or isolate and quarantine. We hope to majorly transform the testing and detection scenario with this path-breaking product.”

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The Covid-19 Ag Microlisa Elisa Test kit, the company also said, is the “first” kit designed for the in-vitro qualitative detection of the Covid-19 nucleocapsid antigen in nasal and oropharyngeal swabs and sample diluent. It offers “high” sensitivity and specificity, and accuracy equivalent to RT-PCR tests. And it does this at costs that are comparable to Rapid tests. The combination of low cost, speed, and accuracy makes the Elisa Antigen Covid-19 Test kit a “powerful” solution for the diagnostic labs to fast-pace India’s comprehensive monitoring and detection process. All necessary approvals from ICMR and DCGI have been received.

Tests Comparison, stated by J Mitra and Co Pvt Ltd

Elisa Antigen Test RT-PCR Rapid Test
Accuracy Very High Very High Medium
Cost Low High Low
Time to result Less High Less
Infrastructure Needed Low Extremely high Low

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