COVID-19: Testing Kits and Mechanistic Insights

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spread in 213 countries and created an emergency situation around the world.A coronavirus is a group of single-stranded RNA enveloped viruses that causes severe respiratory infection in the infected individual. Nowadays, coronavirus has become a leading cause of death in the world. Efficient diagnosis is an essential step before starting the best possible treatment. For the diagnosis of coronavirus mainly 3 methods are reported such as RT-PCR method, RegularLAMP-based methods and Serology based tests. Based on the above methods, various diagnostic kits have been developed by different countries. This review contains the list of diagnostic kits approved by various countries, their working mechanism and time required to give result along with sampling procedure and major precautions which is most important during the diagnosis process. The worldwide R & D (research & development) will definitely lead to find an efficient and rapid diagnostic tool for the treatment of COVID-19.

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COVID-19; SARS COV2; RT-PCR; RT-LAMP; ELISA

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Vishwakarma, M. & Bakshi, A. K. & Pandey, V. & Tiwari, R. & Kanwar, I. L. & Gour, V. & Haider, T. & Soni, S. & Yadaw, R. & Sarkar, A. & Soni, V., (2021) “COVID-19: Testing Kits and Mechanistic Insights”, British Journal of Pharmacy 6(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/bjpharm.793

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Monika Vishwakarma orcid logo (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Avijit Kumar Bakshi (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Vikas Pandey (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Rahul Tiwari (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Indu Lata Kanwar (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Vishal Gour (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Tanweer Haider (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Sakshi Soni (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Ravishankar Yadaw (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Arkadeep Sarkar (Dr. Hari Singh Gour University SAGAR 470 003 [INDIA])
Vandana Soni (Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh)

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