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A look at how Rapid Antigen tests are being conducted in Mumbai
CNBC TV18 | 07/07/2020 05:19 PM | Click to read full article
Rapid antigen testing has started in nine municipal wards in North Mumbai and five municipal hospitals such as Sion Hospital, Cooper Hospital among others. In a week, BMC plans to start RA Point of Care Tests in all peripheral hospitals in suburbs.
RAP-CT gives results within 25 minutes - Positive tests are considered as true positive and do not need reconfirmation by RT-PCR test. Negative tests in Symptomatic individuals need to be mandatorily followed by RT-PCR to rule out COVID-19 infection.