SNo Date Information Download
1 20/07/2021 Performance evaluation of commercial kits for real time PCR for COVID-19 by ICMR identified validation centres
2 09/07/2021 List of Rapid Antigen Test Kits for COVID-19, validated by ICMR
3 28/06/2021 List of COVID-19 Home Test kits approved by ICMR
4 28/06/2021 Invitation for Expression of Interest for Validation of Rapid Antigen Detection Assays for COVID-19
5 18/06/2021 Guidance to enhance availability of COVID-19 testing kits and newer innovative testing solutions in India
6 19/05/2021 Advisory for COVID-19 Home Testing using Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
7 03/05/2021 List of companies / vendors of Saliva Based Rapid Antigen test kits for COVID-19 validated / being validated by ICMR
8 12/02/2021 List of antibody (IgM, IgG) based rapid tests
9 03/11/2020 List of IgG ELISA/CLIA kits for COVID-19 validated by ICMR identified validation centres
10 10/09/2020 Validation of SARS-COV2 Diagnostic Commodities: Acceptance Criteria
11 04/06/2020 ICMR-DCGI Guidelines for Validation and Batch Testing of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits & Validation centres

Information for Validation of Kits for COVID-19

All request for validation of kits for RT-PCR; RNA Extraction, VTM, Rapid Antibody Test, ELISA and CLIA should be made through Online portal https://cvtestkit.icmr.org.in

Centres for Validation of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits

Molecular Diagnostics

SNo Name of the Institute
1 National Institute of Biologicals, NOIDA

Serological Diagnostics

SNo Name of the Institute
1 ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune
2 ICMR- National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune

Antigen detection based Diagnostics

SNo Name of the Institute
1All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
2SMS Medical College, Jaipur
3King George Medical University, Lucknow
4Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
5Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
6Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
7ICMR- National Institute of Virology, Kerala Unit, Alappuzha
8Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru
9National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru
10All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal
11All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur
12All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
13B J Medical College, Ahmedabad
14Kings Institute for Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
15Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram
16Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
17Government Medical College, Aurangabad
18Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
19Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore
20SN Medical College, Jodhpur
21King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
22All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur
23Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Gr. Noida
24Government Medical College, Thrissur
25Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
26Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore
27Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
28Government medical College, Theni

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