Local PCR Diagnostic Kit Developed by TRNC, Accredited by MOTAKK

Local PCR Diagnostic Kit Developed by TRNC, Accredited by MOTAKK
Local PCR Diagnostic Kit Developed by TRNC, Accredited by MOTAKK
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The SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Kit, developed by Turkish scientists at the Near East University, was accredited as a result of the analyzes performed by the Molecular Diagnosis Quality Control Program-MOTAKK. In the study, which was reported by MOTAKK by analyzing the results of 2 laboratories that applied PCR test in the molecular diagnosis of SARS-CoV-404, Near East University DESAM Research Institute Kit Production Laboratory, with the results reached by using the TRNC's native SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Kit, found the most It has become one of the laboratories that give accurate and reliable results.

Thus, the TRNC's native PCR Diagnostic Kit, which was previously approved for production and use by the TRNC Ministry of Health and the TRNC Ministry of Economy and Energy Department of Industry, is the molecular diagnostic tool used in the diagnosis of viral infections, among them the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. It was also registered and accredited by MOTAKK, which certifies the accuracy of its tests and kits by scoring them.

prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel: “With our capacity to produce science, we will continue to produce projects based on R&D and high technology that create high added value in the field of health.”

Near East University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel emphasized the importance of accrediting the reliable diagnostic results of the TRNC's native PCR Diagnostic Kit, which was designed and R&D by Turkish scientists at the Near East University, by registering it by MOTAKK. Reminding that Near East University is among the top 2022 universities in the world in the fields of 'Engineering' and 'Computer Sciences' in the World Universities Ranking 250 published by the international higher education rating agency Times Higher Education, Prof. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel said, "We will continue to produce projects based on R&D and high technology that create high added value in the field of health with our capacity to produce science."

prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ: “Within the framework of the external quality control program, we correctly reported all of the samples with unknown viral loads transmitted to our laboratory by MOTAKK.”

Saying that MOTAKK is included in the SARS-CoV-2 RNA External Quality Control Program with the introduction of the TRNC's native PCR Diagnostic Kit in the TRNC, Near East University Deputy Rector Prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said, “Within the framework of the external quality control program, samples whose qualitative results and viral loads are unknown by MOTAKK were studied by the scientists responsible for the R&D studies of the Near East University Kit Production Laboratory and all of them were reported correctly.” prof. Dr. Tamer Şanlıdağ said, “The reliability of our SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Kit has been registered once again with the results achieved.”

Assoc. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören: “TRNC's native SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Kit is among the PCR Diagnostic kits with the highest diagnostic reliability, with results that are 100% compatible with the results of MOTAKK.”

Associate Professor of Near East University COVID-19 PCR Diagnosis and Kit Production Laboratories. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez Ergören said, “In these days when the number of daily cases is increasing, the Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method continues to be used as the gold standard in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and in the detection of viral loads. Assoc. Dr. Ergören said, “The accuracy and reliability of the kits used in molecular diagnosis are determined by the Ct value, which is the threshold value detected in a positive sample, called the number of cycles, and the sample curve. The Ct values ​​we determined for the MOTAKK RNA External Quality Control samples in our laboratory gave results that are 100% compatible with the values ​​determined by MOTAKK, once again demonstrating the diagnostic and sensitivity reliability of the TRNC's native SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostic Kit.

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