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Kuwait develops PCR solution for coronavirus testing

Corona Update Kuwait City 26 May 20
Kuwait develops PCR solution for coronavirus testing
A Kuwaiti medical team has developed a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) solution to be used for coronavirus tests.
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Kuwait, Kuwait
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Kuwait City
Start Time
26 May 2020, 12:00 AM
End Time
06 June 2020, 12:00 AM
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Kuwaiti medical team has developed a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) solution that can be used for coronavirus tests, state news agency KUNA has reported.

The new solution developed by the Kuwaiti specialists has ‘excellent’ diagnostic results, Dr. Salman Al-Sabah, head of the surgical department at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital, said.

The team said that they are in the initial stages of the solution’s production before output is ramped up on a bigger scale to satisfy local requirements and reduce dependence on imported reagents that are costlier and take a longer delivery period.

PCR testing is considered a more accurate method of diagnosing the presence of coronavirus among patients where a swab is taken and blended with a reagent usually called a PCR Kit, of which a solution the Kuwaiti medical team has developed.



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