Medical Services International Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed a second set of testing of its Hepatitis B rapid test kit in the People's Republic of China.
The results of the latest testing show that the VScan Hepatitis B test kit was 99.8% accurate.
Based on the results obtained to date and the positive response received from officials in China, the Company will immediately begin the process of filing the appropriate documents for regulatory approval of the Hepatitis B test kit in China.
The Company has been informed that the infectious rate of Hepatitis B in China is as high as 30% in some parts of China and that an accurate rapid test for Hepatitis B will be a significant help in controlling the spread of this virus. Current testing is expensive and can take up to 24 hours to obtain a result. The VScan rapid test kit for Hepatitis B has shown to be highly accurate and significantly cheaper than the existing tests.
The rapid test kit is a single use, easy to use test for the screening of HIV 1&2 and subgroup O, Hepatitis B&C, Tuberculosis (TB) and West Nile. The kits cannot be sold in Canada. Medical Services International Inc. trades in the United States on the NQB Pinksheets under the symbol "MSITF".