Highlights

The United States of America department Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization to allow pool sampling from up to 4 individuals to test coronavirus.

Sample pooling (public health tool) allows multiple people to be tested using fewer testing resources and tested quickly. The pooling test collects samples and tests in batches or pool rather than running each individual sample. When the pool test shows positive, each sample is tested again individually through Sample pooling. When the pool shows negative, succeeding set of samples are loaded.

The sample pooling helps to increase Covid-19 testing nationwide.

India

India launch pool testing in April for covid-19. RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the most effective testing to detect coronavirus.

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