Q. With reference to the saline gargle RT-PCR technique, consider the following statements:
1. It is an entirely non-invasive technique.
2. It has been developed by National Institute of Virology.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
- Statement 1 is correct: The method is non-invasive and simple enough for a patient to collect his/her own sample for testing. A simple collection tube filled with a saline solution is used. The patient gargles with the solution and rinses it inside the tube.
- Statement 2 is incorrect: it has been developed by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).