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Report: Kurabo Industries will sell the new coronavirus kit with results in 15 minutes

Kurabo Industries test kits to detect coronavirus infection

Kurabo Industries Japan announced on the 12th that it will import and sell kits that can detect the new coronavirus infection in about 15 minutes from the 16th to the research and testing institutions. 
Kurabo Industries coronavirus test kit presented on a black table.

Test kits to detect coronavirus infection

The kit can be tested with a small amount of blood, which can significantly reduce the time and labor costs compared to PCR tests that require several hours to obtain results. According to Kurabo Industries, this is the first time a kit based on this method has been sold in Japan.

The kit was developed by a Chinese cooperative company. Add a small amount of blood and reagents to the test paper and you can determine if you are infected in 15 minutes. In clinical trials conducted in China, the accuracy of the confirmation reached about 95%. China uses this method as the standard diagnostic method.

PCR testing of body fluids collected from a patient's mucosa is considered difficult to detect in the early stages of infection. Kurabo Industries has reportedly prepared two types of kits for antibodies produced 2-7 days after infection and antibodies produced several months after infection that can be used together to achieve highly accurate detection. 10 tests per kit. The price is 25,000 yen (about 1685 yuan, excluding tax).

As it has not yet been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for diagnosis, the head of Kurabo Industries said "they will advance the consultation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to get approval.