The Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare has registered the country’s first test system for detecting mutated forms of coronavirus, which are characteristic of the British strain, according to the department’s Telegram channel.
“Roszdravnadzor has registered the first test system in Russia to determine two mutations characteristic of the British strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,” said the head of the department, Alla Samoilova.
The corresponding test system was developed by the “DNA-Technologies” company on the basis of the National Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology. Kulakov of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. It is about polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. It is noted that during the tests, the development of domestic scientists showed high efficiency and reliability of the results.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor announced the registration of the world’s first test system for detecting the N501Y coronavirus mutation. It is also worth noting that all Russian vaccines against COVID-19 have been found to be effective against British varieties of coronavirus infection.