According to specialists, the test has a 90 percent accuracy rate.

Azteca News –

Researchers from Greece said they are close to launching a test molecular to detect the COVID-19, Which could be a cheaper alternative to imported kits and facilitate uninterrupted access to supplies.

Greece currently uses diagnostic kits imported by various foreign suppliers. The new test potential would use nasal swab samples, two said researchers, and may be available « in the near future ».

Both scientists asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the project.

In general, tests for both the virus and the antibodies produced by the immune system to fight infection are increasingly available, but not perfect. Tests can give false positives, false negatives, or even confusing ambiguous results.

The researchers they said their test It has a 90% accuracy rate. The project, which was launched in February, involves several research centers and at least two Greek public universities.

In an interview with Skai radio this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called the investigation a « great job ». According to him, « we will not depend on tests from abroad and I think we will be able to make some significant announcements about the investigation of the protocols. »

Greece moved quickly to stem the outbreak of the virus, implementing a broad shutdown in March that brought in only 4,000 cases and less than 200 deaths.