Jahangirnagar University sets up Covid-19 testing lab

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10th May, 2020 03:57:45 printer

Jahangirnagar University sets up Covid-19 testing lab

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department of Jahangirnagar University has installed a lab for testing samples of suspected Covid-19 patients.

Principle investigator of the lab and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department Dr. Sohel Ahmed said this to BSS Saturday.

He said, “Our lab is fully ready to render Molecular Diagnostic services for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. The lab is capable of testing around 80-00 suspected Covid-19 samples every day.”

“We have organized our lab facilities in three physically separate rooms/places equipped with necessary instruments and resources. We will not collect samples, rather only conduct tests of the samples provided by IEDCR”, he added.

“The laboratory can start coronavirus testing by using rRTqPCR or Serological techniques, if permission as well as all necessary supports are given by IEDCR/DGHS. We will apply to the authorities for getting approval through proper channel,” said Dr. Sohel Ahmed.