Test kits for COVID-19 detection in its incubation period donated

2020-04-06 12:03:07

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “Seoul Group” Company has donated 1000 pieces of “2019 nCoV Assay” test kits manufactured in “Seegene” Company of the Republic of Korea to the State Emergency Commission (SEC) to fight against coronavirus infection.

Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the SEC U.Enkhtuvshin handed over the test kit to the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) on April 3. The test kit that is designated to detect virus in its incubation period is being used in highly developed countries such as the USA and the Russian Federation, said Head of Genetic Engineering Laboratory of the National University of Mongolia, scholar, Dr. O.Odgerel during the event.

To use the test kit, it is necessary to connect it with special apparatus made by “Seegene” Company. As Mongolia had purchased the apparatus in aims of using it in HIV/AIDS testing, we can use the test kits directly, General Director of the NCCD D.Nyamkhuu highlighted.