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749. 

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a guideline for RT-PCR based pooled sampling for migrants, returnees from abroad, and green zones. What is the full form of P in RT-PCR?

[A]. Polyamide
[B]. Polymerase
[C]. Polymer
[D]. Polyester

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a guideline for Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based pooled sampling for migrants, returnees from abroad, and green zones. The guidelines are for the surveillance purposes of migrant labourers and international passengers who are in institutional quarantine facilities. Pooled sampling will be conducted for surveillance purposes in green zones districts which have not reported any COVID-19 positive case in the last 21 days. The guidelines state that a cohort of 25 people will be identified and the throat or nasal swab will be collected as per the Indian Council for Medical Research's (ICMR) protocol.

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