CPS: now everyone can be tested for coronavirus

Another laboratory is beginning to undertake research on the coronavirus on a commercial basis. Now all citizens can take the test not according to the testimony, and on their own and without a doctor’s prescription, reported the press service of Rospotrebnadzor. While the service is available to residents of Moscow and Moscow region.

From 6 April the Center for molecular diagnostics of Rospotrebnadzor (CMD) begins mass screening everyone who wants to check the presence of virus COVID-19. For the analysis, experts of the center of molecular diagnosis using highly sensitive test system, developed by scientists of the Central research Institute of Epidemiology. With the introduction of new test systems cniia of the CPS will be implemented the main principle of response – “identify, rasobi, heal”.

Sampling of biological material occurs at home is almost non-contact way. Specialist field service of the Center for molecular diagnostics brings diagnostic kit for the customer, instructs how to take a swab of the oropharynx alone, and takes the container with the biological material to study. The result is available within one to two days via email.

The analysis is performed in our own high-precision test system, developed by scientists znii of Rospotrebnadzor, which meets all modern European requirements. In clinical studies the test showed high sensitivity and specificity.

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