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  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has authorized a test kit to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus’s Omicron form.
  • OmiSure is the name of the kit, which is made by Tata Medical and Diagnostics.
  • Omisure, an RT-PCR kit, had already been referred to the ICMR for approval following more testing.
  • With its S-Gene Target Failure (SGTF) method, the kit will be utilized to validate the Omicron in patients.
  • The tests were carried out using this kit according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The manufacturer is responsible for batch-to-batch uniformity.”
  • Thermo Fisher, a scientific instrumentation business based in the United States, created the Omicron detection kit currently in use in India. It, too, detects the variant using the SGTF technique.
  • Source The Hindu