On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The causative agent was identified as a novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, COVID-19, which has since then infected thousands of people. The clinical presentation of 2019 nCoV infection ranges from asymptomatic to very severe pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and multi-organ failure, which may result in death. Healthcare services in the EU/EEA are expected to encounter suspected and confirmed cases.Coronaviruses are believed to be transmitted in most instances from person-to-person through inhalation or deposition on mucosal surfaces of large respiratory droplets. Other routes have also been implicated in the transmission of coronaviruses, such as contact with contaminated fomites and inhalation of aerosols, produced during aerosol generating procedures. The highest risk of healthcare-associated transmission is in the absence ofstandard precautions, when basic infection prevention and control measures for respiratory infections are not in place, and when handling patients where 2009-nCoV infection is yet to be confirmed. Although there is so far no evidence of airborne transmission, we recommend a cautious approach due to lack of studies excluding this mode of transmission!
RIDACOM is the first company in Bulgaria to provide Novel Coronavirus detection reagents (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) for real-time PCR (qPCR) synthesized in Switzerland for the National Reference Laboratory of Influenza and ARD at the NCIPD.
Today we have the opportunity to be the first to provide a complete portfolio of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) detection test assays on the Balkans and among the first Europe!
Our comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic test asssays includes:
- Real-Time RT-PCR Novel Coronavirus Detection Kit - 2019-nCoV, COVID-19 qPCR detection kit
- Rapid Test for detection of Novel Coronavirus Antigen - 2019-nCoV, COVID-19 Antigen Detection rapid test kit
- Rapid Test for detection of Novel Coronavirus Antibody - 2019-nCoV, COVID-19 Antibody Detection rapid test kit
Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or further information to choose the most appropriate diagnostic test for your needs!