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COVID 19: CFL, British partners launch fast test kits in Lagos



ONE of Nigeria’s leading facilities management and marketing companies, Confederated Facilitators Limited (CFL) in collaboration with its British partner, will today launch a fast result oriented medical test kit into the Nigerian market.

  Managing Director of CFL, Lai Omotola, stated this yesterday in chat with newsmen.

  According to him, the number of days awaiting results of tested cases in Nigeria is alarming.

  He also stated that the product will turn out a result in 20 minutes after  application on suspected COVID-19 cases, adding that CFL and its UK based partner will make available about 750,000 Antigen tests into the Nigerian market this week.

  “These are Rapid Antigen test kits produced in South Korea and have been highly effective in the testing of suspected cases of Coronavirus in United Kingdom, USA and other parts of Europe as well as in Asia. The product turns out a result in 20 minutes after application on suspected Covid-19 cases. It tests for the existence of current and live infections in individuals.

Omotola said following the PCR and antibodies procedures currently used in the country, there is need to test more at a faster and cheaper rate considering the huge population size of Nigeria. “These Antigen tests are particularly useful, faster and cheaper in Resource Deficient geographies where PCRs are not readily available,” he said.

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