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We Have Not Registered Any RDTK For COVID-19 – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority(FDA) has said that it has not registered any Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for the screening and diagnosis of Coronavirus( SARS – CoV-2) in Ghana.
A statement signed and issued by the Chief Executive Officer of the Food Drugs Authority, Delese A.A Darko, reveals that any test on COVID-19 is only approved by the Ghana Health Service.
According to the statement, the FDA in line with global principles is not registering any RDT for self-test.
” The current test for the screening and diagnosis of the coronavirus in Ghana, approved by the Ministry of health is the Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR) test.
“The FDA, guided by the current global practice and advice from eminent Ghanaian Scientists, is also not registering any such RDTs (based on serology,antigen-antibody reaction) for self-test.”
The statement urged any individual with concerns regarding the use of rapid test kits on coronavirus to channel them to the FDA.

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