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September 30, 2021 11:03 am

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A rapid test for antigen to coronavirus infection is a quick diagnosis that allows you to diagnose COVID-19 with a high degree of probability in 10-20 minutes.

On October 1, a new algorithm for managing patients with suspected COVID-19 will begin to operate in Moscow. Now, all those who come to the doctor with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections will be obliged to undergo express testing for the antigen to coronavirus.

A positive result will be considered a confirmed case. Such patients will be immediately prescribed a treatment regimen and given medications, as well as consent to self-isolation. The corresponding order was signed by the head Moscow Department of Health.

Together with express testing, they will continue to do a PCR test.

“In July, we began to conduct rapid testing for antigen to coronavirus infection in patients with ARVI symptoms in a test mode. The tests have a high sensitivity – in 85 percent of cases, their result coincides with the PCR. Taking into account their high efficiency and in the conditions of increasing morbidity, we decided to approve a new algorithm for working with patients. Now, an antigen test will be mandatory for everyone who has symptoms of ARVI. This approach will allow us to make a prompt diagnosis, which means that on the same day, start treatment, which is critical in case of COVID-19. The new rules will take effect from October 1, “- said

Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development, head of the operational headquarters for control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus in the capital.

Muscovites with ARVI symptoms will undergo rapid tests for antigen to coronavirus

A rapid test for antigen to coronavirus infection is a quick diagnosis that allows you to diagnose COVID-19 with a high degree of probability in 10-20 minutes. Such tests will be carried out not only for those who are sick with ARVI, but also for everyone who lives with them, if the patient’s antigen test is positive.

In Moscow, you can do it for free vaccination against COVID-19 by appointment in one of the vaccination centers on the basis of polyclinics, as well as without an appointment at the points of work of mobile teams in popular public places.

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