Detection of coronavirus : who can ask for a blood test ?

The minister of Health announced that carers will be able to complete testing of serology. What are the other relevant public testing, diagnosis of the Covid-19

Detection of coronavirus : who can ask for a blood test ?

The minister of Health announced that carers will be able to complete testing of serology. What are the other relevant public testing, diagnosis of the Covid-19 ?

[updated on may 20, 2020 at 11: 30 am] Latest news - shortly, the government will have two weapons diagnostics : PCR tests and screening serology. On Europe 1, Francois Blanchecotte, the president of the syndicate of biologists, has indicated that "the ministry of Health will be releasing, finally, the list of tests [serological] that will be allowed, put the rebate, with a price that will be set by the government." In front of the national Assembly, Olivier Veran has mentioned the public concerned by these screening serology. They will be available for nursing staff "at the hospital, Ehpad, in a medico-social establishment" but also "in town". This measure will be extended "to all the staff who works in the area of emergency shelter" and for people who have symptoms but PCR-negative. The serology will be refunded on presentation of a prescription.

in addition, on Tuesday 19 may 2020, Jerome Solomon, the Director-general of Health, is back on the target of 700 000 PCR tests by week. According to him, "the real goal is that we do tests for all those who are symptomatic, to all the people who need it, the case contacts and in particular [...] all situations where you need to test, around a cluster, around grouped cases [...], all the situations in the hospital that require [...] that is the true objective it is to succeed in our strategy of test and this is what we're going to do." The senior official insisted : "There needs to be a test at the slightest doubt."

Date Of Update: 21 May 2020, 14:59

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