Bhubaneswar, June 25 (LocalWire): The state is now all set to start antibody tests for screening the population against Coronavirus more rapidly.
This comes after the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) batted for increasing testing across the country.
Ajay Parida, Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) said that the ICMR approved kits are likely to come to Odisha within next one week.
As per the initial plan, the testing will be used to conduct door to door Coronavirus screening.
The final modalities of antibody testing is likely to be ready by today.
The State is now relying now on the RT-PCR tests which are highly reliable but take minimum one day to get the reports.
Authorities opine that with the antibody tests available, the testing could see an escalation and more number of people could be tested in a shorter time.