Bhubaneswar, Jan 10: Odisha government has ordered procurement of 5 lakh Omicron variant detecting ‘OmiSure’ RT- PCR kits.
It will help avoid genome sequencing tests to detect Omicron.
TATA Medical and Diagnostics Ltd. (TATA MD) has received an order for 5 lakh ‘OmiSure’ RT-PCR kits from Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL).
The kit has been developed in partnership with ICMR for detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. As ‘OmiSure’ specifically identifies Omicron without the need for genome sequencing, it will help the government to combat the Omicron spread within the state.
OmiSure is the only test approved by the ICMR for RT-PCR detection of the Omicron variant.
It targets 3 gene with a single tube, fully multiplexed assay in a unique design that identifies simultaneous S-gene Target Failure (SGTF) and S-Gene Mutation Amplification (SGMA).