The Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene Technology has successfully developed 2 sets of SARS-CoV-2 test kits (VinKit).
In particular, the VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR kit was researched and improved by Vinmec, capable of integrating the “3 in 1” reaction, reducing 70% of technical operations, doubling the speed of implementation, ensure high accuracy with low cost.
VinKit SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR 1.0 and VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR are 02 kits developed by Vinmec based on the technological process of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) in March. Independent testing results from Vietnam's National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the National Institute for Vaccines and Biologicals show that the 2 sets of Vinkit are stable, 100% accurate on clinical samples, equivalent to the diagnostic bio-products recommended by the WHO.2020.
The difference between the 2 sets - VinKit SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR 1.0 and VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR - is the implementation process. While the VinKit SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR 1.0 kit is operated with three independent reactions to confirm the results, the VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR set combines three independent reactions into one to save biology products, time, and costs, while minimizing operational steps and technical errors.
According to testing agencies, VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR not only achieves 100% accuracy but also meets the following criteria: Clinical specificity, Clinical sensitivity, Analytical specificity (not cross-contaminated with other virus strains), equivalent to those recommended by WHO and CDC. “Thanks to the integrated” 3 in 1 “, VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR, researched and improved by Vinmec, has reduced 2/3 technical operations, minimized errors during implementation and cost-saving, especially the VinKit SARS-CoV-2 Multiplex RT-PCR kit has increased the testing speed by 2 times compared to other commercially available kits.
With flexible packaging specifications (25, 50 or 100 reactions / compact box); suitable with many Realtime – PCR systems, 02 sets of VinKit have wide applicability at health facilities in the community. Vinmec is ready to cooperate with units to produce large quantities of VinKit, in time to serve the epidemic prevention.