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Nagpur now houses India’s first RBD-Antibody testing centre

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Nagpur District Collector Ravindra Thakare inaugurated India’s first Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) ? Plasma Bank and Corona RBD-Antibody Testing Center on September 6.

 

Through the RBD-antibody test, the level of antibodies as well as the efficiency of the same can be tested among patients who have recovered from COVID-19. 

 

National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accredited Lifeline Blood Bank and Laboratory in Ramdaspeth came up with the initiative.

 

Medical Director of RBD Plasma Bank, Dr Harish Warbhe told TOI that out of 10 screened recovered COVID-19 patients, only three-four show the desired RBD-Antibody levels. He told TOI, With maximum people coming forward for plasma donation, now doctors can select donors with high RBD-Antibody level for therapeutic benefits and faster recovery of other patients.

 

Who can donate plasma?

 

— Asymptomatic patients who had earlier tested positive but now recovered without taking any medication for 14 days.

 

— Also, the patient has to be minimum 18 years of age and above 50 kgs. In such a situation, the recovered patient can donate plasma once in every 15 days for four months.

 

— Plasma donation has to take place after required medical examinations and blood tests of the donor. There’s no underlying health issue or risk associated with plasma donation for the donor.

 

— In fact, a suitable donor can also donate plasma once in every 14 days for six months.

 

— The antibody titers (a measurement of how much antibody an organism has produced) do not reduce among donors up to seven months.

 

The RBD testing lab also helps in identifying patients who have either got infected recently or previously.

 

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


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Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

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Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


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