22 June 2021: 1) Elisa Antigen Test is as Reliable as RT-PCT
2) Costs significantly lower than RT-PCR test
3) Test-Result time Reduction to 2 hrs for 92 simultaneous tests
4) Minimal Infrastructure Required; Can be managed by Small Labs
5) J Mitra first Indian company to commercially produce this test
6) Suitable for VTM ( Remote Collection) and non-VTM samples
7) The Principle of the kit is Sandwich Elisa
India’s biotechnology leader in the IVD space, J Mitra and Company has launched the Covid-19 Ag Microlisa Elisa Test kit (Elisa Antigen Test) for the Indian market. The test kit will provide an impetus to India’s fight against Covid-19 by significantly bringing down the overall cost of testing. It will also offer better time efficiencies by reducing the turnaround time between testing and results to just 2 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 Covid-19 Ag Microlisa Elisa Test kit is the first kit designed for the in-vitro qualitative detection of Covid-19 nucleocapsid antigen in nasal and oropharyngeal swabs and sample diluent. The Elisa Antigen Covid-19 test offers high Sensitivity & 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.
Lalit Mahajan, chairman of J Mitra & Co said, “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.”
Taking about practical usages of the EAT, Jatin Mahajan, managing director of J Mitra & Co, 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 minimise 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.”
*This story is published by VOH team*
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