The unavailability of tests for coronavirus for everyone explained by the order of Rospotrebnadzor

Until recently, testing for coronavirus in Russia was not available to everyone: take tests from those who arrived from countries, with unfavourable epidemiological situation, and had symptoms and those who had contact with confirmed cases. Connect the same to the case of private laboratories was hampered by the prohibition of Rospotrebnadzor, abolished only recently in connection with the increase in the number of infected with a coronavirus, write “Open media”.

problems with testing experienced even influential top-managers of Russian companies. Returning from France Deputy General Director of RBC Igor Reeds, many days couldn’t take the test, although he had flown one flight with the ill passenger coronavirus, and the problem was solved only after the situation came out into the public space. According to physicians, the situation with coronavirus are superimposed on the seasonal wave of SARS, and test everyone who is feeling bad, it was simply impossible. The sites selling the references, added to the number of “papers” and certificate of absence of coronavirus.

Tests for everyone became available only after March 26. Thursday began testing all applicants began lab “Hemotest” and “helix”, the price varies from 600 to 1900 rubles. In the near future to start testing the laboratory “Invitro”.

As explained by an employee of one of the private laboratories of Moscow to the end of March, testing of non-state companies were banned from Rospotrebnadzor, saying that under the law with microorganisms of high pathogenicity class may not work with each laboratory. A new order of Federal service, repealing provisions of the former, appeared only at the end of March and was associated with the rapid growth in the number of cases.

Before all the tests were done only at the Novosibirsk center “Vector”, and the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova told reporters on good preparation to the epidemic and the advantages Russian test-systems on the coronavirus. Meanwhile, experts working in the field of laboratory research, spoke about the deplorable state of public laboratories, which “destroyed the systematic underfunding and optimization.” Novosibirsk “Vector” failed to save the Soviet scientific base at the expense of existence in the wounds. Meanwhile, private laboratories, which are already testing or planning to start work in the near future, buy from the same center Vector.

on March 23, the Ministry of health announced the start of production tests on the basis of the fgbi “Centre of strategic planning and management of biomedical health risks”, and March 24, this enterprise has won the tender for the supply of reagents for the determination of coronavirus in the Central clinical hospital of President Administration. However, testing individuals there is not on.

the Press service of Rospotrebnadzor confirmed the existence of directives on the ban in early March and the abandonment of the prohibition of testing for coronavirus in private laboratories. They noted that testing is conducted in all regions, however, to confirm doubtful cases, samples are sent to the laboratory of the Novosibirsk center “Vector”, as from 24 March biomaterial suspicious of studies will be sent in a specially equipped reference centre on the basis of the Moscow branch of Rospotrebnadzor. In the future we plan to expand the network of laboratories that can give accurate confirmation of the presence or absence of the disease.