American company claims, this test kit detects Omicron variants well
The Omicron variant of Corona has once again created fear all over the world.
This virus, first seen in South Africa, has become a threat to many countries. In such a situation, it has become very important to identify Omicron. A US-based company has said that it has tests that can accurately detect Omicron. In view of the new dangerous variants, many countries have banned travel and have also closed borders.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said in a statement on Monday that their tests can detect the Omicron virus. Stevenson said it is the only COVID-19 test authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration and can detect Omicron variants.
Stevenson said test samples still have to be sent to a lab for sequencing to confirm whether the case is Omicron or Alpha. He said Thermo is ready to scale up its production of tests to meet demand from Africa and other countries as they work to track the spread of the new variants.
Only Thermo Fisher has so far confirmed that its test can be used to help identify the Omicron variant. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the Omicron variant, the first case of which was seen in South Africa last week. The World Health Organization says that it can spread faster than other variants 4.
Omicron cases have been confirmed in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, France, South Africa, and Canada.