COVID-19: ERIS publishes law regulates technical requirements for conducting tests to identify the disease

Praia, Sep 28 (Inforpress) – The Independent Health Regulatory Authority (ERIS) published law establishing the requirements for the authorization of private laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests (rapid and PCR).

According to the law published this Friday, 25th, the technical requirements for carrying out the tests concern Quality and Biosafety, Equipment and Reagents, Infrastructure, Epidemiological Surveillance, Emission of results, as well as Quality Control laboratories authorized to perform the TRM, among others.

According to the law, for the execution of the techniques Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and TRM (Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2), laboratories must have collection and reception protocols, including acceptance and rejection criteria, decontamination , processing, preserving the samples and releasing the results of the SARS-CoV-2 identification tests, and must also comply with the procedures contained in the Manual for the transportation of biological material from the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).

The same source recalls that in order to carry out RT-PCR and TRM tests for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, establishments providing private health care must request prior authorization from ERIS, according to Information Circular No. 002 / ERIS- DRS / 2020.

According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health, the country now accounts for 589 active cases, 4.982 recovered, 55 deaths and two transferred, making a total of 5.628 accumulated positive cases.


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