Developed original "Omicron variant " inspection method

2021.12.8 06:30
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public  Health started its own PCR test on December 3rd, which can detect suspected cases of Omicron variant with high accuracy. 

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The Institute has independently constructed a method to detect the mutant part of the Omicron variant    "E484A" during the PCR test. Results will be available within 24 hours. Even if the previous PCR tests revealed that it was not the current mainstream Delta variant, it was difficult to further narrow it down.
The possibility of infection is finally confirmed by genome analysis, which takes about one week, but by identifying the infected persons who are likely to be infected at an early stage, it is possible to quickly identify the close contacts.

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