Russia has developed a new rapid test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which gives a result within 40 minutes. This is reported by the Ministry of industry and trade on Monday, April 6. The developer, Medico-biological Union group of companies, has already registered the test with Roszdravnadzor.
“This is the first domestic rapid test that allows, using standard equipment, with an accuracy of more than 94% to determine the presence of coronavirus within 40 minutes, including sample preparation, “the Ministry said (Izvestia has It).
Virus RNA is detected using loop isothermal amplification as a technology platform.
Using this development will increase the productivity of laboratories several times, as well as increase the probability of infection detection due to high sensitivity.
The created Express test is an example of mobilization of scientific and industrial resources for tasks of national importance, first Deputy Minister of the Department Sergey Tsyb said.
“The implementation of the best standards of laboratory diagnostics, the synergy of departments and teams helps implement projects in the context of a pandemic and provides an unprecedented speed of evolution of technical characteristics of the development of diagnostics for coronavirus from simple to the most advanced,” he stressed.
In Russia, 954 new cases of coronavirus were registered per day. Thus, the total number of people infected in the country was 6,343. Cases were recorded in 80 regions. Two people died.