The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the COVID-19 test kits which have been jointly developed and produced by the Military Medical University and Viet A Corporation, announced Viet A Corporation.
The LightPower iVA SARS-CoV-2 1st RT-rPCR Kit is produced by Viet A Corporation according to the WHO’s Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL) and has been granted with the code EUL 0524-210-00.
Director General of Viet A Corporation Phan Quoc Viet said that the test kit uses the Real-Time RT-PCR method, the only method recognised by WHO for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, with the full timescale for the RT-PCR test kit to produce a result at a little over two hours.
Earlier, on April 21, the COVID-19 test kits passed European standards and were granted the CE marking and Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), allowing the test kits to be sold in the European Economic area, including the UK.
Each kit includes 50 separate tests, allowing for SARS-CoV-2 testing on up to 50 people, and is sold at VND400,000- VND600,000 per test thanks to the subsidy from the Ministry of Science and Technology.