In Russia, over 40,000 tests for antibodies to the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were performed in private laboratories of Invitro in four days. In 14% of patients, the results were positive. 47% of all tests were done by Muscovites and residents of the Moscow Region.
This is a pretty high rate. True, it is worth noting that this is not a randomized randomized trial. People purposefully went to take tests if there was a concern for their health or a desire to find out what caused the temperature several weeks ago. Therefore, it will be incorrect to transmit these results to the entire population.
For research on antibodies, tests of the production of the Federal State Budget Scientific Research Center for Hematology of the Ministry of Health are used, which guarantee a sensitivity of just over 95%, writes RBC. The service is paid, it costs Russians about the equivalent of about 31 Belarusian rubles. It is planned that the laboratories of this company will perform about 500,000 tests per month.
From May 27 in Moscow, mass testing for antibodies to coronavirus will begin. Muscovites will be sent invitations to visit the laboratory for research. This study should show how many Muscovites actually were infected with coronavirus.
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin previously reported that the number of detected cases is significantly less than the number of infected. A couple of weeks ago, he suggested that at least 300,000 people could be infected in Moscow.
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