Preparation for the delivery of 100,000 DialPlexQ™ ️2019-nCoV tests from South Korea is in progress. DHL delivery service is loading the cargo in Seoul. In the coming days, the testing systems will arrive in Ukraine, where they will be immediately distributed to specialized infectious diseases laboratories throughout the country that have the necessary conditions for storage and handling of such reagents. The delivery was organized through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine at the initiative of the Office of the President of Ukraine.
Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God became the only financial partner of the delivery understanding the importance of having up-to-date quick and reliable coronavirus tests in the context of the unfolding pandemic. The total financing amounted to more than USD 1.5 million.
A testing kit for detection of coronavirus works by artificially combining the obtained genes and RNA (Ribonucleic acid). The main principle of the testing system is a real-time PCR method (polymerase chain reaction) by which specific RNA genes can be determined.
The testing kit contains all the components needed for PCR, so there is no need for additional chemical agents. The testing time takes from 105 to 120 minutes. It may vary depending on the laboratory, its equipment and personnel.