Molecular Biology Laboratory of Sancti Spiritus Gets Started (+photos)

Real-time PCR tests are already possible in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, after the inauguration of the Molecular Biology Laboratoty

For nearly 20 days, the samples will be sent to other institutions for verification. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).

The recently inaugurated Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Sancti Spiritus has already started processing real-time PCR tests.

For about 21 days, the tests will be sent for confirmation to other institutions, as it is the practice whenever any facility of this kind starts processing tests.

Experts from Havana’s Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) came to Sancti Spiritus to verify and give advise on the different procedures.

The 35 technicians of the new laboratory were trained in the nearby provinces of Villa Clara, Camagüey and Ciego de Avila. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).
The new facility is expected to also undertake studies on Hepatitis B and C among other diseases. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).
Despite economic difficulties, laboratories of molecular biology have been built all over Cuba. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).
Experts from the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) are verifying the different procedures. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).
Due to the expansion of COVID-19, Cuba has boosted the creation of molecular biology laboratories. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).

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