This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the institution.

"The Institute received a registration certificate for a medical device" A kit of reagents for the qualitative detection of RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from swabs of the nasopharynx and / or oropharynx of a person, "the statement said.

It is noted that the new test system determines the presence of the virus in a much shorter time than the PCR test. 

It is assumed that the kit will be introduced into clinical practice with the prospect of export to foreign countries.

At the end of October, free express testing points for coronavirus opened at five Moscow metro stations.

For the test, adults need a passport and a compulsory medical insurance policy number (if any).

Children can take the test with their parents, a birth certificate is required.