SNo Date Information Download
1 03/05/2021 List of Rapid Antigen Test Kits for COVID-19, validated by ICMR
2 03/05/2021 List of companies / vendors of Saliva Based Rapid Antigen test kits for COVID-19 validated / being validated by ICMR
3 27/04/2021 Guidance to enhance availability of COVID-19 testing kits and newer innovative testing solutions in India
4 06/04/2021 Performance evaluation of commercial kits for real time PCR for COVID-19 by ICMR identified validation centres
5 12/02/2021 List of antibody (IgM, IgG) based rapid tests
6 29/12/2020 Invitation for Expression of Interest for Validation of Rapid Antigen Detection Assays for COVID-19
7 03/11/2020 List of IgG ELISA/CLIA kits for COVID-19 validated by ICMR identified validation centres
8 10/09/2020 Validation of SARS-COV2 Diagnostic Commodities: Acceptance Criteria
9 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

Centres for Validation and Batch Testing of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits


SNo Name of the Institute
1 ICMR – National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune
2 ICMR- Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar
3 ICMR- National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) , Mumbai
4 ICMR- Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Science (RMRIMS), Patna
5 ICMR- National Institute of Virology (NIV) field unit, Alappuzha
6 ICMR- National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune
7 ICMR- National Institute of Pathology (NIP), New Delhi
8 ICMR - National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata
9 ICMR- National Institute for Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases (NIIRNCD), Jodhpur


SNo Name of the Institute
10 DBT- Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad
11 DBT- International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi
12 DBT- Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram
13 DBT- Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar
14 DBT- Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (InSTEM), Bengaluru


SNo Name of the Institute
15 CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi
16 CSIR- Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh
17 CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad


SNo Name of the Institute
18 Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
19 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
20 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
21 King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow
22 National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida
23 The King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Chennai
24 Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur

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