Dipcovan Kit – UPSC Prelims

Dipcovan Kit:
  • Dipcovan kit is a Covid-19 antibody detection kit.
  • Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences lab of DRDO developed it in association with Delhi’s Vanguard Diagnostics Pvt Ltd.
  • Purpose: Its primary purpose is to detect antibodies.
  • The detection kit has been approved by Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
  • Significance: The kit offers a significantly faster turn-around time. It requires just 75 minutes to conduct the test without any cross-reactivity with other diseases. It also has a shelf life of 18 months.
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay(ELISA) is a test that detects and measures antibodies in blood.
  • The test can be used to determine antibodies related to certain infectious conditions.
  • Some examples include HIV which causes AIDS, Rotavirus, Zika virus, Lyme disease among others.
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