More than 10,000 covid tests are analyzed per month in the state territory


By CAPosts 12 January, 2021 - 07:34pm 37 views

A little more than 10 months after the first case of covid-19 was registered, the staff of the State Laboratory of Public Health of the Ministry of Health , has analyzed 103 thousand 365 samples of nasopharyngeal exudate through the Chain Reaction technique of Polymerase (PCR for its acronym in English), with an effectiveness of 99.9 percent

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According to data from the state agency, each month an average of 10 are analyzed 1,336 tests applied to patients throughout the Mexican territory

The state health sector reported that 10 months after the first positive case of the new coronavirus was presented in the entity, specialists from the State Public Health Laboratory have been given the task of processing hundreds of samples that are obtained daily in the 19 health jurisdictions to determine the positivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and take corresponding measures that contribute to evi tar its spread and establish a targeted epidemiological surveillance

“Initially the laboratory processed about 200 tests daily; However, given the increase in demand, cutting-edge equipment called the Magna Pure 24 System was purchased , thereby increasing the capacity in the treatment of samples to 500 analyzes per day ”.

The institution reported that in order to face the challenge posed by the covid-19 pandemic, the laboratory's infrastructure was strengthened from the entity's diagnostic area with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art robot , as well as reagents, instruments and material chemical that contributed to making the operational, technical and biomolecular capacity more efficient

In addition to this enormous work, the State Laboratory of Public Health continues with the analysis and sanitary and epidemiological surveillance of diagnoses such as HIV, rabies, tuberculosis, special studies of hemoglobin and glycosylated, as well as research actions .

The state laboratory has trained personnel for the implementation of new strategies that help to detect and promptly treat these respiratory diseases


Source: MSN