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Ministry of Health of Ukraine updated standards of medical care for patients with COVID-19

The standard of medical care "Coronavirus infection" is constantly updated, almost monthly, taking into account the updated recommendations of WHO, CDC, ECDC. Thus, on September 8, changes were made to the order of the Ministry of Health dated 28.03.2020 № 722 "Organization of medical care for patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19)".

Review of some changes concerning laboratory determination of SARS-CoV-2 antigen:

  • The changes expand the list of individuals who will undergo a preliminary screening test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen using rapid tests and / or a test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen by ELISA.

  • Cases of obligatory passing of the examination by contact persons for determination of SARS-CoV-2 antigen have been established.

The full list of changes can be found at:

At the same time we inform you about the presence of the Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay system for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen in the biological material of the respiratory tract DIA®-SARS-CoV-2-Ag-R produced by PJSC "SPC" DIAPROPH-MED ", which is analytical sensitivity is many times higher than that of rapid tests and is close to the qualitative characteristics of PCR tests.

The method of research of biological material using DIA®-SARS-CoV-2-Ag-R using "Material selection kit: dacron swab, test tube with transport medium VLM-DIA" verified in the laboratory of the State Institution "Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine" and has the Protocol of verification of research methodology №11 from 12.02.2021.

The DIA®-SARS-CoV-2-Ag-R test system and the VLM-DIA Kit comply with the standard of care "Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)" approved by the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 28.03.2020 №722.

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