Are there tests for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod

A pandemic has been officially declared in Russia, because new cases of COVID-19 are detected every day in the world. The Nizhny Novgorod region is no exception. The number of infections is 8 as of March 27, 2020.

The pathogenesis of the RNA-containing virus of the Coronavirid family is not fully understood. Although it has been proven that the infection proceeds in a mild or severe form, according to the type of acute respiratory syndrome against the background of pneumonia. The source of infection is a sick person with clinical manifestations of COVID-19: shortness of breath, dry cough, fatigue, fever, chest tightness. The risk group consists of patients with asthma, diabetes, diseases of the cardiovascular system. In particular, older people over 65.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus. It develops rapidly, can cause deadly complications. People are excited, so they are interested: where to get tested for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod, how many times the examination is repeated. The cost of analysis in private clinics. The information is especially relevant for those who have recently returned from abroad, constantly use public urban transport during peak hours, or have had potential contact with infected people.

How is coronavirus diagnosed?

Diagnosis for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod does not require special preparation. It is carried out by the method of polymerase chain reaction in real time. In Russia, Vector-PCR v-2019-nCOV-RG is used. This research option is one of the most accurate and sensitive for detecting an infectious agent.

The PCR method determines the virus as a pathogenic microorganism even with a small amount of its DNA molecules in the sample. If an RNA fragment specific for SARS-CoV-2 is detected in a material sample, then the reference value “RNA detected” will be considered as the interpretation of the result. If there are no RNA fragments in the biomaterial or if the virus concentration is below the sensitive test limit, the result is “RNA not detected”.

So far, the possibilities in the Russian Federation to detect the disease are limited. Only the attending physician can issue a referral for analysis in certain cases: with obvious signs of coronavirus and diagnoses: bronchitis, pneumonia, fever. Also, according to indications, a special analysis may be prescribed for patients who:

  • returned in the last 2 weeks from a country with an unfavorable situation for coronavirus;
  • had close contact with a sick person in the last 2 weeks or 14 days (incubation period);
  • contacted a sick person while caring for at home or placing him in quarantine.

In case of a positive result of the preliminary testing, the analysis will be redirected to Novosibirsk, the Vector Virology Center or a reference center based on the Anti-Plague Center of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow. Specialists will establish the final diagnosis.

Attention! There are no absolute contraindications and restrictions to the diagnosis. But so far, there are not enough reference centers for coronavirus infection to examine everyone in the Russian Federation. Rospotrebnadzor is taking all measures to expand up to 15 networks. It remains to be hoped that the situation will change in the coming days. Then everyone, in the absence of symptoms of COVID-19 or the presence of manifestations of SARS, will be able to take the test at any time.

What biomaterial is needed

For research, a smear is taken from the oropharynx and nose. At the discretion of the doctor, another biological fluid can be taken (blood, sputum, flushing of water from the bronchi).

The fastest and best test option is scraping cells from the nasopharynx.

How long to wait for the result

Express analysis is prepared within 2-24 hours. If there are obvious symptoms, then the person will be hospitalized in the infectious diseases department, regardless of the severity of the condition. All the necessary studies and tests will be carried out already in a hospital.

How many times is the test repeated?

A single donation of biomaterial is not enough. Patients are taken:

  • 2 times in the absence of symptoms of SARS to make an accurate diagnosis;
  • 3 times if the symptoms of coronavirus infection are obvious.

A sick person when infected is immediately quarantined to prevent new infections.

Is there a coronavirus system test in the city

Rapid tests are widely used throughout the world. In just a few hours, they can detect the virus in the body. At the beginning of March of this year, our domestic producers also started to produce. But so far they are not sold in Russia and Nizhny Novgorod. It is problematic to buy from other states, because certification and obtaining registration certificates takes a lot of time.

Today 4 test systems have been registered. Over 160,000 examinations have already been carried out in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova promises that the release of rapid tests will increase significantly in the coming months. This will allow citizens to undergo the procedure quickly, without a doctor's referral or obvious signs of illness after returning from disadvantaged countries, contacts with infected people.

Attention! You should not look for tests in the pharmacies of Nizhny Novgorod. They are missing. They are available only in the centers of epidemiology and hygiene in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This means that it is impossible to undergo an examination in private clinics, an ordinary city clinic due to the lack of tests. It is better to stay at home for now, do not go to public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Symptoms to check: who can count on a free test

So far, the situation in the Nizhny Novgorod region is calm. There is no reason to worry, says the head of the Rospotrebnadzor for the Nizhny Novgorod region. You should not even worry about the manifestations of a cold, a mild form of the disease. But many citizens are panicking unnecessarily, trying to take tests fraudulently. It is worth explaining the situation. Analyzes are assigned only to those who arrived from countries with an unfavorable situation for coronavirus (follow the list of countries on the WHO website, which is constantly expanding).

Analyzes are carried out free of charge in the laboratory of Rospotrebnadzor and only as directed by a doctor in any complex cases of influenza or SARS, when symptoms are present:

  • weakness;
  • shortness of breath, difficulty breathing;
  • headache, muscle pain;
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • temperature increase;
  • dry cough;
  • congestion in the chest.

If you are offered a test to make a text for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod at an affordable price, then these are scammers who are taking advantage of the situation.

Reference! If you have returned from abroad and for some reason have not been contacted, then be conscious, visit a local clinic, providing a passport or a ticket from the trip.

Where to go to get tested for coronavirus

It is not yet possible to pass the text on coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod. Private, public clinics do not provide such services.

Call the hotline at Rospotrebnadzor or Roszdravnadzor at the place of residence if:

  • you have suspected coronavirus;
  • you arrived from a country with an unfavorable epidemiological situation in the last 14 days.

You can make a call to the doctor at home at the place of residence. After a preliminary examination, a referral for examination will be issued. Again, with obvious signs of high temperature, inflammation.

Starting from 24.03. 2020, the biomaterial of suspicious people from the subjects of the Central Federal District, Northwestern Federal District, Volga Federal District, North Caucasian Federal District is redirected to an equipped reference center based on the Anti-Plague Center of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow for a final diagnosis. From the subjects of the Ural Federal District, the Siberian Federal District, the Far East Federal District - to the State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" of Rospotrebnadzor (Novosibirsk).

Private laboratories: prices, addresses, phones

It is impossible to take tests for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod, even for a fee, due to the fact that there are no special test systems. Clinics can not competently conduct an examination.

Testing is possible only in a state clinic and only if a number of conditions are confirmed. Also, a test for the presence of infection in the absence of signs of a respiratory disease is not available for Nizhny Novgorod residents. It is best to stay at home, comply with the requirements of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. With severe malaise, the manifestation of influenza and SARS of any type, you can call the local clinic, list the symptoms. The doctor will come to your home or invite you to the clinic.

Attention! According to the regional Ministry of Health, now you can get tested for coronavirus in Nizhny Novgorod at one of the 3 mobile feldsher-obstetric stations. Specialists will examine the skin and mucous membranes, measure body temperature, and enter the data into a special database. If there are signs of SARS, then a smear will be taken for testing for coronavirus.

Mobile points in the city and region operate at the following addresses:

  • st. Comintern 11, center Lenta;
  • st. Rodionova 200, Lenta television center;
  • Moscow Highway 296 A, TV center Karusel.

Call the hotline of the Ministry of Health of the Nizhny Novgorod Region at any time of the day or night (phone number - 250 94 03) if:

  • there was a suspicion of coronavirus after returning from abroad;
  • it is important to convey information about the date, place of return;
  • need advice from a doctor.

There is also a Unified Consulting Center of Rospotrebnadzor - 8 800 555-49-43. Specialists give explanations, answer questions of interest to citizens about prevention, symptoms of the disease, restrictive measures. Chinese and Russian translators work.

Wait calmly for an answer from the operator if the number is busy. Be patient, because there are more and more people who want to get through every day.

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