​SMaRT-PCR Mask

  • Recently, a groundbreaking study funded by ICMR introduced SMaRT-PCR mask for non-invasive tuberculosis diagnosis in children, offering hope for accurate and trauma-free detection.
  • The modified N95 mask collects exhaled respiratory aerosols for TB detection via RT-PCR, providing a one-time-use solution.
  • The SMaRT-PCR procedure is non-invasive, requiring only a 10-minute mask-wearing session for sample collection.
  • Initial studies show SMaRT-PCR method has a sensitivity of 75%, outperforming standard diagnosis ....
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