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Rapid serological tests now available in pharmacies

2020-07-13T09:19:34.923Z

Up to now reserved for medical analysis laboratories, the "Trod" allow to know in a few minutes if a person has been exposed to the coronavirus.



Doctors or, under their responsibility, another healthcare professional on the one hand, and dispensing pharmacists on the other, can perform rapid diagnostic orientation tests (…) for the detection of antibodies directed against Sars -CoV-2. " It is one of the novelties of the decree and of the decree of exit from the state of sanitary emergency, published in the Official Journal of July 11: the "Trod", serological tests which allow to know in a few minutes if the 'we were infected with Sars-CoV-2, are available outside the medical biology laboratory.

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"We actively asked for it," says René Maarek, pharmacist in Paris and president of the Union of pharmacists of the Paris region (UPRP). The interest is twofold according to him. On the one hand, "for reasons of public health" : the ease of pushing the door of a pharmacy will encourage the performance of tests. In the event of a positive result, the patient will be invited to go to a medical biology laboratory to undergo a new

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