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Absence of gene in COVID-19 test results could indicate Omicron variant | Video

A test kit by Thermo Fisher is designed to locate genes found in the COVID-19 virus,  but parts of a specific gene are not found in the Omicron variant. If the test does not pick up the gene, it will prompt researchers to investigate if it might be a case of the Omicron variant. Neo Rong Wei has more. 

Absence of gene in COVID-19 test results could indicate Omicron variant | Video

01 Dec 2021 12:21am

A test kit by Thermo Fisher is designed to locate genes found in the COVID-19 virus,  but parts of a specific gene are not found in the Omicron variant. If the test does not pick up the gene, it will prompt researchers to investigate if it might be a case of the Omicron variant. Neo Rong Wei has more. 

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