The General Director of the Laboratory “Hemotest” a Rud Gaziyev assured that the accuracy of PCR tests for the detection of RNA of coronavirus, is very high at 97-99%.
Initially, due to the large amount of tests on the transportation of collected for analysis of biomaterials took up to several days that could affect the validity of test results. However, it became clear that the virus has a high survivability, he lives outside the body for 2-3 days, what can be said about other known viruses. This he said, speaking April 16 at the conference “the Latest news of pharmaceutical industry and anti-virus investment.”
According to Gaziyeva, “Hemotest” works on the test system GNTS “the Vector”. “We perform testing for most hospitals and the hospitals of Moscow and Moscow region, — said the speaker. Within 2 hours, send positive tests to a reference laboratory of Rospotrebnadzor, which is now a tremendous burden. Now we take care of that to make this work for other regions.”
Currently in Russia there are 10 manufacturers of test systems to identify COVID-19 and as of April 16, 24 private companies can test for the presence or absence of COVID -19 among healthy people, added colleague, Deputy Director for science, Central scientific research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Aleksandr Gorelov. “In hospitals under the MLA it is done for free, he said. — Changed the sensitivity of the tests. If at the initial stage before the CPS task was to identify patients and sensitivity was 105 (copies of plasmid per 1 ml – approx. ed.) now all manufacturers give sensitivity tests 103”.