Jilin province orders 12 million self-test kits for COVID-19

2022-08-03 0 By

On March 11, the National Health Commission issued the Novel Coronavirus Antigen Test Application Protocol, which decided to use antigen test as a supplement on the basis of nucleic acid test.According to the state food and drug administration approval document, there are nanjing’s only praise, Beijing golden Wolf, in shenzhen for Wan Fu biological sources, guangzhou, Beijing, Beijing hot scene of biology of peaceful huake biological, Beijing wantai biological, tianjin bo orsay, chongqing md strapdown measuring 10 companies, Beijing market diagnosis of new crown antigen self-test products approved by the public.Since the announcement was made on March 11, communities in many places have started to issue kits, and several e-commerce platforms have also been launched.Lin Meng, who lives in Yuhang district, Hangzhou, received the rapid antigen test kit from her community on Sunday night.Lin Meng told dingxiang Garden, “People around me who live in Yuhang district have received it. Each community organization uses self-test boxes to test it, and also takes videos to teach how to use it, requiring the test results to be uploaded to the community.”According to the pictures provided by Lin Meng, the kit manufacturer issued by Yuhang District is Botuo Biological, not one of the 10 companies approved this time.In a follow-up response to a reporter from China Securities Journal, Botuo Bio said the donation was made at the request of the government and the epidemic prevention office, not a sale.At a press conference on the epidemic yesterday afternoon, Jilin province said it had ordered 12 million doses of antigen test kits from reagent manufacturers, and 36,000 of them had been delivered to Jilin University.In addition, some communities in Xiamen’s Haicang district have also issued antigen kits, according to feedback from several DXY Weibo users.Dxy called a number of pharmacies in Shanghai and Hangzhou, all of which said they were accepting reservations.According to the staff of Sinopharma pharmacy, the goods are in Shanghai and are expected to be delivered to offline stores as soon as Friday. Jiuzhou Pharmacy, Fumei Pharmacy and Yifeng Pharmacy have all accepted orders, but the specific arrival time is not clear.It is reported that several e-commerce platforms, including Meituan and Ele. me, have launched self-testing reagents for COVID-19 antigen, which are currently in the pre-sale stage. The earliest delivery date is This Thursday (March 17), mainly from Jinwolff, Review Bio, Wanfu, Novizan and other manufacturers.In terms of price, the price of a one-person kit on each platform varies from 20 to 35 yuan.The price for five people is around 120 yuan;388 ~ 411 yuan for 20 people;It’s 628 yuan for 25 people.Among them, ele. me platform specially indicated in the details of the product “the market price fluctuates violently, according to the actual demand, do not sell more.”At present, antigen self-test kit is widely used in overseas areas, the main price in the United States is 2 copies/box, the price is about 20 DOLLARS (equivalent to RMB 128 yuan);Local pharmacies in the Netherlands charge around 2 euros (14 yuan) for a single serving;The local price in Singapore is around 4.90 Singapore dollars (22 yuan).In addition, the US and UK have opened up channels for free claims.In the United States, you can apply through the official website of the Post Office, and 2 boxes (a total of 4 tests) will be sent to your home by express delivery, but you can only apply once for each address.A second round of self-test box applications has just been opened.Jia Qin, a Chinese doctor in the US, recalls receiving the test about two weeks after her last application.”When Omicron became popular in the U.S. last December, the kits were out of stock for a long time.”According to official NHS guidelines, eligible applicants can either fill in information on the government website to obtain a verification code and then pick it up at a designated pharmacy, or they can pick it up at a pharmacy for free.Wang Shu, a British student, told DACS, “You can apply for one box at a time, which contains 10 testing reagents. You can get them when you run out.”But the British government has announced it will no longer provide free self-test kits after March 31.Risk: What to do if you test positive?Rapid antigen tests can quickly identify clusters of outbreaks and support epidemiological investigations and public health interventions because of their ease of use and fast results, according to interim guidelines issued by WHO.Positive antigen tests in multiple individuals are highly suggestive of an outbreak and should be implemented as early as possible.In this process, the report and management of positive self-test results is the key link.Taking overseas regions that have been widely used as an example, due to increasingly relaxed epidemic prevention measures, asymptomatic and mild positive patients are mostly quarantined at home.”There is no monitoring and tracking mechanism for the self-test box,” several overseas Chinese told Dingxiang. “Whether to report and isolate the box depends on their own consciousness.”Wang Shu, a British student, told DACS that although official guidelines require a positive report, some people around her tested positive and did not report it.”There’s really no way to find out if you’re positive even if you don’t, unlike nucleic acid, which is registered in your medical information.”Perhaps because of the risk of concealment, Shi Qi, a Dutch student, said that showing a negative test on the test box has gradually become “etiquette” in some international student circles and workplaces.”If you’re at a meeting or gathering with high-risk people, such as pregnant women or people with asthma, it’s ethical and respectful to get tested before you go.”Li Dong, chief physician of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Beijing You ‘an Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University, once told Dingxiang, “Individuals who have purchased antigen test kits will report the positive results and take the initiative to isolate themselves?These are all things we need to consider. The person concerned may be worried about social discrimination and the cost of isolation, but may choose to conceal the information and avoid nucleic acid testing and medical treatment.”Hokkaido university master of neuroscience, ShengNuo a senior medical consultant in zhuang and advice: “our country should have some means to try to reduce risk, may be able to scan the health code, and then sweep reagents on the binding of qr code to achieve individual identity, then mandatory to upload as a result, the control was achieved by this way.”According to the basic requirements and procedures for novel Coronavirus antigen testing released by the National Food and Drug Administration, people in the isolation observation period are required to take an antigen self-test every day in the first 5 days, and the whole process from collection, detection to result reporting is supervised by the community.This morning, Lin Meng received a notice from a community in Yuhang District requiring the use of self-test boxes for the second round of testing. According to the requirements, she needed to collect and complete the testing on site.Lin Meng’s community’s second test notice nucleic acid testing is still the gold standard in addition to reporting results, another concern is accuracy.According to WHO recommendations, the rapid antigen test used should meet the requirement of sensitivity ≥80%.Many international students said they had experienced false positives or false negatives.Shi Qi, a Dutch student, told Dingxiang That her friend “used the kit when she showed some symptoms of COVID-19. She was tested twice on the same day, once negative and once positive.”Wang Shu, an Overseas student in The UK, also said there were “a lot” of false negatives around her.According to her personal experience, the test usually only shows two bars if there is a strong positive. “If there is a weak positive, it takes about 10 minutes to show a shallow second bar, but many people don’t wait that long and probably don’t notice the second bar.”In the Netherlands, The UK and other countries, self-test boxes are widely used in mild disease, close contact, entry isolation and some daily routine detection, nucleic acid detection is still used for more serious symptoms such as high fever.In traffic, travel and other scenarios, the Dutch government only recognizes the results of nucleic acid tests, not antigen tests.Xue Hua, an American student, also told DXY, “Now nucleic acid tests are mandatory in universities every week, and the test results are directly related to the campus system, so there is relatively little demand for self-test boxes.”At present, according to the relevant documents of the SFDA, the rapid antigen test kit will be mainly used in primary medical institutions, isolation of observation personnel and to meet the needs of individuals for testing.Antigen tests complement nucleic acid tests for early triage and rapid management of suspected populations, but cannot be used as a basis for confirming novel coronavirus infection.Nucleic acid testing is still the first choice in primary medical and health institutions, and antigen testing is carried out only when nucleic acid testing is not available.When the antigen test results are positive, the antigen positive person shall be transferred to a medical institution with fever clinic for nucleic acid test.Affiliated to the capital university of medical sciences, Beijing youan hospital infection in general department director li dong Zeng Li dong had the doctor also suggested that the early antigen detection “it is better to major in medical institutions of hands, the exclusion zone, centralization, can consider to use antigen in the duration between two of the nucleic acid detection, but ultimately the nucleic acid was used as quarantine standards.”At a press conference of the Joint prevention and control mechanism of The State Council today, Li Jinming, deputy director of the NHC’s clinical laboratory center, said that antigen testing should be used in high-risk and high-prevalence clusters of infections, and the general population should not be randomly tested.Lin Meng, Jia Qin, Shi Qi, Wang Shu and Xue Hua are all pseudonyms.If related to copyright and other issues, please contact to delete.