Symptoms in focus
New strategy of the RKI: What Tests will change now at the Corona-
Germany’s labs worked most recently on the stop – blame the high number of Corona-Tests. For relief is now supposed to be a new test strategy. These are the most important Changes.
In the test strategy in the fight against the Coronavirus, there are Changes –particular attention is now on the symptoms and their Seriousness: the amended recommendations of the nation at the Limit-working medical laboratories hope to discharge. We are convinced that the capacities built up with the selected focus enough on medical Tests, said the Deputy Chairman of the Association of Accredited laboratories in medicine (ALM), Jan Kramer, the German press Agency. A prerequisite is that the new recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) be complied with to Doctors.
“What we can provide is in the medical laboratories, if any cold symptoms will be clarified,” said the Internist and laboratory physician. Kramer explained that Tests according to RKI-recommendation are displayed in the case of severe symptoms of the respiratory tract – acute Bronchitis, pneumonia, shortness of breath and fever, disturbance of sense of taste and smell, in case of symptoms after direct contact with a confirmed Covid-19-case or in the event of acute deterioration of the disease. With a Test clarified even acute respiratory problems in high-risk groups and people who work in medical facilities and in the care should be therefore.
Prudent behavior in the presence of symptoms
Also, the probability of being exposed to the Virus have been playing according to RKI a role. In summer, travellers returning to Sars were tested-CoV-2 – many lab experts saw this as a anlasslos. RKI-Vice-chief Lars what a pity recently said that people who could be in spite of symptoms are not tested, should prevent further contagions: “you should isolate themselves for, like, five days, and its Isolation after the first stop, if you were a further 48 hours without symptoms.” In the case of a deterioration of the disease the signs you should get tested. As in the past, people without symptoms, according to the National testing strategy tested, if you had, for example, close contact to a confirmed case.
The Association ALM had reported this week on the Basis of data from 162 laboratories, the testing capacity nationwide is irritating for the first time to 100 percent. In the case of continuation of such Flooding with samples or a possible equipment or personnel failure, a collapse of the supply is threatened. Kramer said, a target size for a portable usage would be at 65 to 85 percent: “If it comes about, then the storage for reagents and consumables that we need for these tests to run is empty.” Because of the pandemic internationally sought-after materials were delivered rations to laboratories.
As Kramer described it, seek the medical laboratories to have maturities of 24 to 48 hours in the case of medical samples. Just for occasion, test it could happen that people have to wait three or four days on your test result.