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Video: Testing Of Health Workers For Immunity To COVID-19 Began In Moscow
Testing of health workers for immunity to COVID-19 began in Moscow
According to the Mayor's Office, 100 thousand rapid tests were delivered to the city institutions to test all health workers to determine the presence of immunity to coronavirus infection.
In addition, screening of patients admitted to non-infectious hospitals has been organized. According to the vice-mayor of Moscow, Anastasia Rakova, this is done in order to prevent the emergence and spread of foci of infection.
A coronavirus test is taken from all patients with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections and pneumonia. People living with COVID-19 patients, as well as emergency workers in contact with residents, are obligatory for screening - these are medical and social workers, transport workers, housing and communal services, and the police. In general, to date, federal and private laboratories are processing about 20 thousand analyzes per day.
The day before, the head physician of the City Clinical Hospital No. 15, Valery Vechorko, wrote on his Facebook page that since April 24, the hospital has been monitoring hospital staff for antibodies to coronavirus using #BOOZEK COVID-19 express tests.
“This is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay that detects #IgG and #IgM antibodies in whole blood. This test allows for a short time (15 minutes) to understand the presence of immunoglobulin in human blood and to determine the stage of the disease,”said the doctor. According to him, an increased level of IgG indicates that the person who donated blood has already had this infection and has immunity to it.
To date, about 1350 employees of City Clinical Hospital No. 15 have been tested.