Coimbatore Metropolis’ lab gets Covid-19 testing approval

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd has begun testing for Covid-19 at its Coimbatore lab, following recent approval from ICMR and NABL
Dr. Anita Suryanaryanan, Vice President, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd said that in addition to Chennai, the lab in Coimbatore has begun testing for Covid-19 using TrueNat technology.

RT PCR or reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction is a method that includes capturing specific genes from the extracted RNA from the sample.
A small part of specific RNA is converted to DNA, and then it is amplified to a large amount through a series of chemical processes. TrueNat is a chip-based, battery-operated RT-PCR kit.

The new TrueNat machines are equipped to detect the E genes and RdRp genes separately from the virus RNA, and hence these tests are treated as a confirmation for the presence of the novel corona virus. Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, Coimbatore PSC Lab functions at No: 218, Cowley Brown Road, R S Puram, Coimbatore 641002. Phone: 04224394949.

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