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Kyrgyzstan plans to start doing DNA analysis in 2018

AIDS Republican Center received laboratory equipment for 683,500 rubles. The center’s staff reported.

According to them, the cargo arrived on April 6 in Bishkek from Russia. The equipment is intended for completing the device delivered two years ago in the framework of the intergovernmental agreement between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation.

In the near future, it is planned to supply test systems and consumables (for 1,400 tests).

Installation of the received equipment will begin soon. AIDS Republican Center will begin sampling for research after the start-up and adjustment works.

«The capabilities of the equipment make it possible to determine genetic damage (mutations) of DNA, which are the cause of many inherited diseases, to conduct resistance studies for various drugs in the treatment of HIV infection, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, and cancer markers. In addition, the device will allow to establish paternity and motherhood, carry out identification of a person," the message says.

«DNA analysis requires certification of the laboratory, which we plan to do in 2018. Secondly, all specialists must be certified to issue conclusions of this nature. We are considering the possibility of introducing an additional staff unit, who will be trained in all the basic concepts and will have such a certificate. After that, we will approve price list for conducting such analyses. We hope that this will be done as early as in 2018," Ulan Kadyrbekov, head of the AIDS Center, explained to 24.kg news agency.