Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry explains work of coronavirus test-system

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since acquiring the samples, five-seven hours of working hours are needed to determine a result
13:20, 26 February 2020

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The Public Health Center (PHC) has explained where the coronavirus is diagnosed in Ukraine and when the results of the test for coronavirus are announced, as the Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine reports.

The test-system is situated in the virological reference laboratory of the Public Health Center of Ukraine. The samples for analysis will be sent to this lab. Since acquiring the samples, five-seven hours of working hours are needed to determine a result.

The diagnostic will be held only in cases, which correspond to the epidemiological and clinical definition of the disease mentioned in the WHO recommendations. It is impossible to buy a test-system for individual use.

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The test-systems and reagents are designed for about 30 analyses. The PHC reported that it is enough until receiving another supply of reagents.

The doctor should provide the preparation of the patient for the diagnostic. All doctors have got guidance and recommendation of the World Health Organization toward the case management of patients with the suspect in new coronavirus infection. Besides, the healthcare establishments got the methodical recommendations on the collection of the samples and transportation to the lab.

Earlier, the World Health Organization has provided Ukraine with 30 sets of reagents for COVID-19 testing at the country's Virological Reference Laboratory.

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Earlier, Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko stated that not a single case of infection with the new pneumonia coronavirus was recorded in Ukraine, including among citizens evacuated from Wuhan.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government introduced an extra safety measure in terms of the prevention of coronavirus spread. From now on, passengers from countries with a high risk of virus spread to get body temperature checked upon arrival in Ukraine.

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