Haemagglutination inhibition test (HI)
“The presence of a negative result of smears according to COVID-19, thus, in patients with signs of respiratory disease, it does not allow to completely eliminate the new coronavirus infection and the stereotane development of complications,” is emphasized in the document. The Department notes that “the only reliable diagnostic study that allows you to confirm or eliminate the development of complications in the form of pneumonia is a computer tomography of the lungs and its interpretation in combination with the clinical picture of the disease”.
The chief doctors indicated that “in the event of an increase in symptoms indicating (non-exclusive) on the development of complications (pneumonia), it is necessary to send a patient for computed tomography into a clinic in compliance with the anti-epidemic regime of the institution and the flow of streaming regime”:
“In the case of a sharp deterioration in the patient’s condition (an increase in temperature to 38.5 degrees, the difficulty of breathing, a decrease in blood saturation with oxygen below 93%) – cause an ambulance brigade”.
The authenticity of the document was confirmed by the sources of “K”, close to the Department of Health. This warning reported and the publication “Medservant”.
Recall that the Clinical Committee for Combating Coronavirus The Clinical Committee for Combating Coronavirus has made an initiative to combine capital hospitals to receive patients with coronavirus infection in one system, and medical institutions, taking patients with pneumonia. Doctors explained that the accuracy of the existing tests on COVID-19 is 70-80%, and in some cases testing gives false-negative results. “. Experts noted that it is necessary to begin treatment as soon as possible on the results of computer tomography, so that “not losing time to appoint adequate therapy, and first of all oxygen support”.
More details — In the material “Kommersant” “Coronavirus was not worse than pneumonia”.