Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry,
Polish Academy of Sciences
Z. Noskowskiego 12/14
tel centrala: (+48) 61 852 85 03
fax: (+48) 61 852 05 32
Sekretariat Dyrektora, tel: 61 852 89 19
A team of scientists from IBCH PAS, in cooperation with Polish companies, created a test to differentiate COVID-19 and influenza - MediPAN-COVID + Flu. The test was consulted at every stage of its development with experts from the National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene.
MediPAN-COVID + Flu is a very fast and reliable tool that allows you to distinguish whether the tested patient is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or the influenza virus, and allows the detection of both viruses regardless of their variants. Despite the emerging mutations, the test is able to detect influenza A and B virus, pandemic influenza, but, very importantly, also various genetic variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the VUI 202012/01 variant described in recent days, known as the English mutation.
MediPAN-COVID + Flu is an integrated genetic test that detects two viral SARS-CoV-2 genes, influenza A and B, in one reaction. It maintains the reliability of virus detection reactions (> 99%) and is designed to avoid the sites in the virus where the greatest number of mutations occurs. The MediPAN-COVID + Flu test is aimed at the growing epidemic threat and the emergence of new mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the increasingly common coexisting COVID-19 infections and influenza.