The method devised by the IISc team uses two machines, which are cheaper and readily available in India, instead of one to conduct the test.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IISc comes up with an affordable two-step method to scale up RT-PCR testing

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The RT-PCR test amplifies the virus’ genetic material (RNA) from throat swabs of the patients, converts it to DNA, amplifies it and checks it for designated markers to see whether it is SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19.
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