Despite the drop in patient flow due to restrictive measures in connection with the pandemic, private clinics and laboratories was able to increase revenue because of testing COVID-19. The largest players in the March managed to spend over 1.5 million studies that could bring nearly 3 billion rubles. According to experts, this source of income market participants to keep will be with the resumption of communication with other countries, the demand for tests again may increase.Since the launch in March 2020 private health providers test COVID-19 the largest companies spent more than 1.5 million of such studies, including analyses by PCR and for antibodies. This follows from the result of the survey “b” major players in the market. So, in “helix” (more than 130 diagnostic centers and laboratory points) from 26 March to 21 July, has performed more than 900 thousand studies. In the “Hemotest” (700 laboratory departments) reported that they spend 18 thousand studies per day. How many tests COVID-19 made since the advent services, the company said. Network DNKOM (30 medical offices) spent 50 thousand studies. Depending on the kind of the cost of service in these networks in Moscow is in the range from 850 to 4.95 million RUB over one test. Thus, 1.5 million of research on average could bring to companies more than 3 billion rubles. the demand for the service to identify COVID-19 helped laboratories not to lose income during the restrictions on the movement of patients and cancellation of planned visits. According to Deputy General Director of “helix” Daria Gerakini, January-June 2020 the number of online orders increased year-on-year by 11%. In April, when the restrictions on leaving the house, the number of orders in laboratories “helix” has fallen by 20%, she says. A decrease in demand for diagnostics say and “Hemotest.” To stabilize the situation, according to the Executive Director of the company Olga Abramovich, was able because of testing COVID-19. Since April this service continues to be the most popular, surpassing even the traditionally held a major share in the revenues of the network General analysis of blood, adds Ms. Koryakina.In January—June the revenues of the network DNKOM increased by 27%, while the flow of patients increased by 42%, says CEO Andrei Isayev. According to him, due to the crisis decreased the volume of orders in monetary terms.If previously, patients attended the laboratory for a comprehensive medical examination (check-up) and anti-age diagnostics, in the midst of a pandemic, they were limited to tests COVID-19, indicates Mr. Isaev.Tests for COVID-19 do and of the multidisciplinary clinic. So, at the European medical center (CMC), according to its General Director Andrey Yanovsky, from March there were about 15 thousand of such research. Director of business operations and marketing “meds”(enters in AFK “System” Vladimir Yevtushenkov) Alla Kanunnikov says that in clinics of the company was held 60 thousand tests, of which 11.5 million were made at home.More modest in comparison with the laboratory results of multidisciplinary clinics for testing had an impact on their income levels. So, in the “meds” despite demand testing COVID-19, average turnover in April was less than 1 billion rubles, which is two times less than the monthly earnings in the pre-crisis period (see “Kommersant” on 17 July). At the same time, the UMC claim that the network turnover in January—June grew by 15% year-on-year. According to Andrey Yanovsky, testing COVID-19 on financial performance is not affected. The greatest demand for emergency care, radiation diagnostics and therapy, he enumerates.Participants of the market of private medicine plan to continue to test patients at COVID-19. According to forecasts by Olga Abramovich, the demand for services will continue next year. General Director DSM Group Sergey shuljak adds that the opening of borders with other countries, where the tourists can request the help no COVID-19, will cause a new wave of demand for testing. On Friday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the resumption by Russia of international flights from August 1.Maria Kotova