Russia has developed the first PCR test for the diagnosis of malaria

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The first PCR test for the diagnosis of malaria was registered in Russia. It was developed at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare. This was reported on Monday, March 29, on the service website.

It is noted that the test has a high analytical sensitivity. It can detect an infection even at a low level of infection, this makes it possible to diagnose the disease during the incubation and initial periods of the disease. It also does not give false positives like microscopic analysis.

The site says that the AmpliSense reagent kit is intended for the diagnosis of diseases caused by a group of malaria plasmodia. Malaria is transmitted by the bite of an anopheles mosquito.