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Omicron testing rush

Labs Pull Out All Stops To Cope With Omicron Rush of Tests

“The surge has been sudden. The graph has been too vertical and we weren’t expecting such a severe surge,” Dr. Dangs Lab CEO Arjun Dang said in the national capital. He said the company has invested a lot in the last six months in its molecular biology lab....
Released on : 13/01/2022
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Covid 19 testing increases

Covid-19 testing infrastructure starts creaking at labs in Delhi as pressure rises

We are working two-three shifts to process the samples being received. I wish we could do more, but that’s not practically possible,” said Dr. Navin Dang, microbiologist, and founder of Dr. Dang’s Lab, adding that demand for Covid testing had gone up five times in the past month. ...
Released on : 07/01/2022
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Delta wave in India

The testing capacity has been stretched to its maximum limit since the Delta wave.

“To increase capacity we need trained manpower, space, equipment, and finances. The testing capacity has been stretched to its maximum limit since the Delta wave. We are running short of manpower, a large number of doctors, even as paramedics and lab hands have fallen prey to the virus. We are working at the best that we can. The government should also increase the capacity in government hospitals,” said Dr. Navin Dang, microbiologist, and founder of Dr. Dang’s Lab....
Released on : 06/01/2022
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Corbevax COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr Dangs Lab as Central Lab Conducted Tests in All Three Trial Phases of Corbevax COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Lab, welcomed the announcement and said they feel immensely proud "to have been a part of this momentous journey as the central lab of choice for an end-to-end services" concerning Corbevax vaccine. ...
Released on : 29/12/2021
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Omicron - S Gene

Omicron: What is the S-gene dropout

Omicron can be detected even before genome sequencing. This is known as a proxy test. RT-PCR tests in India, as of now, only focus on the E, N, and Rd Rp genes, and the S test was not required, Dr. Naveen Dang, director of Dr. Dangs Lab, told. ...
Released on : 02/12/2021
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Omicron Spikes | Coronavirus | Dr Dangs Lab

Covid-19: How Omicron uses spike protein to enter cells

A new variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on November 24, 2021. Dr. Naveen Dang, Director of Dr. Dangs Lab explains why the Omicron variant, which contains many of the mutations found in addition to its own, thus making it different from other variants of concern (VoC)....
Released on : 02/12/2021
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Genome sequencing and omicron

Genome sequencing can finally confirm presence of COVID-19 variant Omicron

Dr. Naveen Dang, the director of Dr. Dang’s lab said that gene sequencing depending on the suspected cases and the missing S-gene can finally confirm the presence of the Omicron variant. Deliberating on the issue, Dr. Dang said that the S gene dropout or S gene target failure is a marker or a proxy indicator to ascertain the presence of Omicron variant however it is the gene sequencing on which the ultimate diagnosis lies....
Released on : 01/12/2021
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Are rapid tests, self-test kits effective to detect Omicron?

Experts suggest the use of multi-gene test kits over those that target a specific gene. Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs Labs, suggests the use of multi-gene kits over those kits that target the specific spike protein that has the mutations....
Released on : 29/11/2021
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India fails to ramp up covid-19 testing to targeted 4.5-5 million per day

According to Arjun Dang, CEO, Dr. Dangs lab, with monsoons bringing in the emergence of non-covid viral illnesses such as Dengue, flu, etc, a shift of focus akin to the pre-pandemic scenario may make people feel falsely secured....
Released on : 05/10/2021
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Dr Naveen Dang on entrepreneurship

"Medical Field is NOT a Business" - Dr.Dang shares a Doctor's perspective on entrepreneurship

In this episode of the Leadership Speaks series, Rehaan Khaneja speaks with Dr. Naveen Dang, Founder & Chairman of Dr. Dangs Lab. Dr. Dang‘s Lab is known to be one of the best Quality-Based Diagnostic Labs in the country. Having begun its journey with a small financial investment and a 400 sq. ft. area, he developed the facility to a nationwide medical service that has played a life-saving role during the Covid pandemic. Despite his amazing success as an entrepreneur, Dr.Dang firmly believes that medical services must not be seen as a "business". He considers himself a doctor first, with his loyalty always for the patients and not just for making a profit. Let's hear Dr.Dang's leadership story in the 8th episode of Leadership speaks....
Released on : 04/10/2021
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Indian Start ups | Dr Dangs Lab

The rise of Indian startups with focus on innovation

Dr. Navin Dang said the idea was to serve people, and that he was never bothered about awards or rewards. Drawing from his experience in running the diagnostic lab since 1985, Dr. Navin said one must embrace technology, but ensure not to let new technologies bypass the old values....
Released on : 04/10/2021
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Antibody tests post-vaccination may not tell the full story

Dr. Navin Dang, founder, and chairman, Dr. Dang’s Lab, said they get 20 to 30 requests for antibody tests from fully vaccinated persons every day. ...
Released on : 21/09/2021
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Dr Navin Dang - Director at DDL

Idea behind Dr Dangs Lab is to serve people: Dr Naveen

Dr. Naveen Dang says that one should embrace technology but one should not let the new technologies bypass them. The inaugural edition of HT NxT, a leadership platform to address key topics that are pertinent to today’s generation on Thursday brought on board Dr. Naveen Dang, Director of Dr. Dangs Lab, New Delhi who started Dr. Dangs Lab in 1985, and his son Dr. Arjun Dang who is the CEO of Dr. Dangs Lab which is currently one of the noted labs in the country. ...
Released on : 19/09/2021
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coronavirus mutants | Dr Dangs Lab

Mutant variant of concern and their impact on COVID-19 testing

Viruses constantly change through mutation. When a virus has one or more new mutations it’s called a variant of the original virus. Currently, several variants of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are creating concern. Dr. Arjun Dang on VOH....
Released on : 17/09/2021
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No trick of trade in healthcare; it’s reading, updating : Dr. Dang at HTNxt

Set up in Delhi in 1985, by Dr. Navin Dang, at a time when the national capital had only a handful of private hospitals and the concept of an interactive diagnostic laboratory was unheard of, Dang Lab has had many firsts....
Released on : 16/09/2021
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Third Wave of Corona in India

India's Third Wave needs more vaccines | Can we afford to keep Pfizer, Moderna & J&J out

On Monday, the government announced that J&J vaccine production in the country has come to an impasse over the indemnity clause. Representatives further said that indemnity to foreign vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna can be offered only if they provided 100 million doses. Dr. Navin Dang, in discussion with Barkha Dutt....
Released on : 03/08/2021
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A Shot of Hope - Dr Arjun Dang - TOI

Dr. Arjun Dang is the Chief Executive Officer of the highly acclaimed for Quality, Dr. Dangs Lab, situated in Delhi NCR. He completed his M.B.B.S and M.D in Pathology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai post which he did a Clinical Fellowship in Liver Pathology from King's College Hospital, London. Dr. Dang has worked as a Senior Resident in the department of Specialised Hematology(including flow cytometry) in Lady Hardinge Medical College...
Released on : 09/06/2021
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Centre's Covid Testing Falls Short Of Its Target

The Covid cases are on a declining trend, but the number of daily tests being conducted is way below the target the centre set two weeks ago. The government's target was to ramp up tests to 25 lakh per day by the end of May and 45 lakh per day by the end of June. As of today, India is conducting about 20 percent fewer tests than targeted. How will India meet its testing target? Dr. Arjun Dang on NDTV ...
Released on : 04/06/2021

Covid 19 | 3rd wave in Delhi | DrDangs Lab

Covid-19 3rd wave in Delhi: Why more tests are key to clearing big test

Dr. Navin Dang, consultant microbiologist and founder of Dr. Dang’s Labs, rued that with infections declining, people were becoming complacent again. What happened just before the second wave occurred — people ignoring safety norms, markets opening, social gatherings taking place. “People are under the impression that since cases are declining, they do not need to get tested,” said Dang, “but the strictness imposed during the peak of the current wave must be maintained even now."...
Released on : 31/05/2021
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covid 19 testing and vaccination

Understand Covid 19 Testing & Vaccination I Dr. Arjun Dang

Dr. Arjun Dang (CEO Dr. Dangs Lab) in conversation with Govind Ethiraj (Founder, IndiaSpend & FactChecker) Information and awareness is key to overcoming the COVID crisis. Dr. Arjun Dang busts the myths around Covid 19 vaccinations and testing, and address the most common queries : • RT-PCR Tests • Antibody Tests • CBNAAT • Inflammatory marker blood tests and more ...
Released on : 17/05/2021
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Dos and donts of covid test

Proper time to get examined, report delays, & different hurdles: Dr Navin Dang on Covid

Dr. Navin Dang, microbiologist and founding father of Dr. Dang’s Lab, sheds mild on the testing regime for Covid-19 within the newest version of The Interview. With guidelines altering periodically, and considerations about false outcomes even within the supposedly gold-standard RT-PCR check, Dr. Dang solutions query that many individuals have. He additionally explains the explanation of the delay in check experiences, and what the federal government can do to enhance the state of affairs. Watch the total interview for extra....
Released on : 12/05/2021
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second wave of covid in India

Ask The Doctor | In conversation with Dr Harsh Mahajan & Dr Navin Dang

As India deals with the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, we take a look at the country's testing numbers. Why many people with Covid-19 symptoms are testing negative? What are Covid self-test kits and when will India get them? On today's episode of AskTheDoctor, Vikram Chandra speaks to Dr. Harsh Mahajan, and Dr. Navin Dang, Founder of Dr. Dang’s Labs. ...
Released on : 03/05/2021

Covid testing kits shortage in Delhi

Not just RT-PCR, Delhi faces shortage of essential materials for Covid-19 blood tests

"Our main regret during this difficult time remains that we are unable to accommodate all our patients who have always trusted us with their reports due to various shortages related to manpower and other resources, but now with blood testing kits also in extreme shortage, the problem is further magnified. Inflammatory markers are important tests that directly dictate management of Covid positive patients and empower the physicians to take timely decisions regarding the next steps and also to advise hospital admission," said Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dang's Lab....
Released on : 26/04/2021

Covid testing material shortage

Delhi Diagnostics Lab Sounds Caution Over Covid Testing Material Shortage

"We humbly request the authorities concerned to step in immediately and help diagnostic labs across India to expedite supplies of these reagents..." Dr. Dangs Lab said in a statement. "As the city grapples for oxygen and hospital beds, the latest update regarding the shortage of supplies of essential testing reagents for inflammatory marker tests such as IL6 (interleukin 6), D Dimer and CRP is becoming another problematic area," Dr. Arjun Dang of Dr. Dangs Lab said in a statement....
Released on : 24/04/2021

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The second wave: Crisis and containment

As the coronavirus returns in a more infectious variant, a beleaguered nation struggles to cope with the challenges and keep up its fight. Dr. Dangs lab has seen a 150 percent increase in tests, with test slots getting filled within 20 minutes of the online portal opening....
Released on : 24/04/2021

Double mutant Covid India

Role of sequencing in mutant corona virus tells Dr. Dang

In the present time, the surge in coronavirus cases has left the whole country in a state of panic. Meanwhile, there are many people who are struggling to survive the second wave of coronavirus. This challenging phase has been attributed to the double coronavirus mutation and other variants of the virus. Dr. Naveen Dang told us about the mutant virus and the importance of sequencing in it. He said that the five percent of positive test samples are sent to the designated labs for sequencing where we come to know about the exact composition of RNA....
Released on : 24/04/2021
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Second Wave of Covid

Second Wave Of Covid? India Sees Highest Single-Day Surge Since December

With a huge spike of 35,871 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily rise since early December, India continues to see a surge in cases. The government on Wednesday said a total of 70 districts in 16 states have seen an increase of more than 150 percent in active cases between March 1 and 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested states to follow protocols as the government warned against vaccine shortage. Listen to what Dr. Arjun Dang has to say on NDTV....
Released on : 18/03/2021

Delhi covid cases

Delhi: Covid cases see steady rise.

Delhi recorded more than 400 cases of Covid-19 for the second consecutive day. According to Dr. Dang, socially irresponsible behaviour is a prime cause of spurt in cases. “People have thrown caution to the winds,” he said....
Released on : 13/03/2021
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Dr Arjun Dang - CEO, Dr Dangs Lab

Our Family, Caring for Yours A young vision and a new wave of thought

Dr. Arjun Dang has been awarded the HT Trailblazer 2021. The same is awarded to a handful of change-makers who contributed significantly to India during the pandemic. Dr. Arjun Dang, Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Dangs Lab, plays a critical role in driving the strategic planning as well as managing the operations of the Laboratory. He specializes in the fields of Liver and & GI pathology and also has extensive experience in diagnosing intolerance & allergies....
Released on : 10/03/2021
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Covid vaccine pricing in India

Centre rejects RTI seeking details on COVID-19 vaccine pricing

Dr. Arjun Dang, CEO of Dr. Dang’s Labs warned that “we need to be careful not to stifle innovation”. “Vaccine development has its own tremendous costs including that of scientific expertise and on-going further research to tweak the vaccine for new variants. We were the central safety testing lab for one of the vaccine’s trials during the lockdown and I understand the immense costs and difficulty in logistics that we faced”, he explained, while also complementing the government and government hospitals for “the great job they are doing”....
Released on : 07/03/2021
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