World Coronavirus in Nice: The city deploys 70,000 antigenic tests

15:27  16 october  2020
15:27  16 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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For two weeks, the time of an experiment, 70,000 kits will be deployed

Un test antigénique négatif, jeudi dans un centre de dépistage de Nice © F. Binacchi / ANP / 20 Minutes A negative antigen test, Thursday in a center of screening of Nice HEALTH - During fifteen days, the time of an experiment, 70,000 kits will be deployed

The same swab at the back of the nose, the same sensation, “bizarre” for some or “unpleasant” for some others, but a result that falls in fifteen minutes flat. Where it takes several hours or even days to obtain the conclusions of a conventional PCR. The city of Nice has just launched an experiment with antigenic tests against Covid-19.

Scheduled over two weeks, this campaign should deploy 70,000 these devices planned "for symptomatic people or as part of large-scale screening", indicates the regional health agency Paca. The organization has started a trial of these tests among students at the University of La Garde in the Var.

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In Nice, a first operation is planned "at the music conservatory", ie on a maximum of 1,400 students, detailed Thursday on LR mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi. The experiment, which aims to "identify on which profile the tests are most effective", could then be extended to theater groups.

Experimentation also with a saliva test

With these direct reading examinations, which react in the presence of coronavirus antigens, "the objective is to identify people who are symptomatic or not having a significant viral load and therefore more particularly contagious", points out the chosen one.

A very large part of the kits ordered will be used at the CHU de Nice, in the emergency department of pneumology and in gerontology. Five general practitioners in the city will also be able to "test" this new diagnostic formula validated on October 9 by the High Authority for Health. The town hall of Nice has also launched, at the same time, the experimentation of a saliva test, therefore less invasive, developed by the CHU of Nice.

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