The first batch of 7,500 SARS-CoV-2 test kits produced in Vietnam will be shipped to Ukraine and Finland this week.
The kit uses the RT-PCR (Real time-Polymerase chain reaction) technique developed by the Military Medical Academy and Viet A Corporation.
Director of Viet A Corporation Phan Quoc Viet said that the company has produced the test kit on a mass scale of 5,000 test kits in the past week. These products are used in tandem with the biological kits produced by the US CDC and WHO at testing facilities which have brought about positive results.
Viet noted that the company can produce up to 30,000 test kits per day.
He said that more than 10 countries including Belgium, Australia, Poland, Ukraine, Finland, Nigeria, South Africa, Cambodia, Turkey, Ireland, Germany, Italy and others have asked to buy the kit.
This week, the company will ship the first batch of 50 kits (2,500 tests) to Ukraine and 100 kits (5,000 tests) to Finland.
Hanoi has also ordered 4,000 test kits (200,000 tests) to use in the city and to give to hospitals in Italy which are seriously hit by the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to the producer, each test kit consists of 50 tests and each test is used for a single person. The timescale for results including the preparation time for the specimen is two hours.
The kit uses the RT-PCR (Real time-Polymerase chain reaction) technique developed by the Military Medical Academy and Viet A