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Pune based Mylab becomes first Indian company to get Covid-19 test kits validated

MUMBAI

Pune based molecular diagnostic company Mylab becomes the first Indian company to have received the validation for its Covid-19 diagnostic test kits also known as the Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests by the Drug Controller of India, after the National Institute of Virology validated its test. The other company to have received the approval is Germany's Altona Diagnostics. 

In the current lab based testing it takes four hours for test results to come out, Mylab's turn around time is 2 1/2 hours, said Dr Gautam Wankhde, Medical Director Mylab to ET. The company's kits can study 1000 samples from large labs and 200 from smaller labs. Mylabs is looking to price its kits around INR 1200.