Coronavirus Pandemic

Iranian specialists at a domestic knowledge-based company succeeded in designing and producing COVID-19 rapid antigen diagnostic test kits.

Iran PressIran News: With the special support of the capability of the domestic potentials, the young Iranian scientists managed to launch the production line of corona rapid diagnosis kits.

This test was performed on approximately 500 patients under the supervision of the Pasteur Institute of Iran and is completely approved clinically.

The kit has gone through all the appropriate research processes and standards with over 85 percent detection power, which is higher than PCR tests.

These coronavirus rapid test kits will be used mainly in health centers, health houses, and hospitals and can be used for outpatients and provide access to people in remote and deprived areas of the country.

Chinese-made COVID-19 rapid test kits are based on antibody but Iranian-made coronavirus diagnostic test kits are based on 'antigen' that is able to diagnose the disease in the shortest time possible.

Iran is among the top 5 countries in the world producing the COVID-19 rapid test kits.

The speed and ease of testing are the advantages of these kits.

The result of other detection tests take 48 to 72 hours, but the results of the rapid detection kits will be announced in less than 20 minutes.