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Advanced virology lab for COVID-19 testing established by NBRI

Advanced virology lab for COVID-19 testing established by NBRI

An “Advanced Virology Lab” has been launched by the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, for testing COVID-19 cases. The development of the facility has taken place on the basis of the guidelines provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR).

Key Points:

  • The facility follows a Biosafety Level (BSL) of 3. The facilities are assigned Biosafety Levels, based on the pathogen the facility is dealing with.
  • The ICMR guidelines recommend a BSL2 level facility for dealing with the COVID-19 virus, but the facility is an advanced version.
  • The facility has a “Negative Pressure”, that has a suction facility which draws any aerosol and passes it through filters, which can be utilised for filtering viruses or bacteria to make the facility safe for COVID-19 testing.
  • The BSL3 level facility also decreases the chances of infections at culturing facilities.
  •  The establishment of the facility will add to the testing capacity of Uttar Pradesh which currently tests around 20,000 samples every day.
  • The facility will start with the testing of 200 samples in a day in the first week but will be scaled to 500 samples per day.

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