RT-PCR Kit in the background
  • The Full form of RT-PCR is a Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.
  • It is used for diagnosing viral diseases like COVID-19 and Ebola.
  • It is a laboratory technique, that combines reverse transcription of RNA into DNA.
  • Amplification of DNA targets using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It is used to measure the amount of specific RNA.

Latest News about RT-PCR:

  1. January, 2022: The CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute’s scientists have developed an indigenous RT PCR kit called ‘Om’ for testing the omicron variant.


  1. Business Standard

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