Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College has decided to send some of the samples collected for conducting Sero Survey among children to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), New Delhi for testing. The Sero Survey will test the level of antibodies against Covid-19 among the kids.
The decision has been taken to ensure error free testing of the samples and to match the testing efficiency of the machine with the testing done in NCDC.
Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Sanjay Dixit said, “We have completed the testing of samples and now will send some of the samples to NCDC for testing. In all 50 samples would be sent randomly so that it will help in ensuring the accuracy of testing.”
College has tested the samples through a CLIA machine received from NCDC and was installed in the Microbiology Department of the college. A team of NCDC had trained the staff of MGM Medical College for testing the samples.
Administration has conducted a Sero Survey among the children below 18 years in the city and over 2000 samples were collected by 50 teams in four days in the second week of this month.
Teams had collected random samples of children from 25 wards of the city which include over 200 samples of children below 4 years, 400 samples of children from 4 to 10 years, 600 samples of 11-15 years and the rest of those between 15 and 18 years.
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