Russian scientists develop highly accurate test for novel coronavirus

Russian scientists develop highly accurate test for novel coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 31 March 2020

The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Russia’s sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has created a highly accurate test to detect the novel coronavirus infection in humans, the governmental agency said on its website on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The testing kit has successfully passed clinical trials and was registered for use in the Russian Federation <…> on March 25, 2020," Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement.

"The new test meets all modern requirements for accuracy and specificity, allowing not only to detect SARS-CoV-2, but also to differentiate it from other SARS-Cov-type viruses and MERS-Cov," the statement reads.

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