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Joaquim Chaves Saúde | Multiplex RT-PCR tests – Covid-19 + Influenza Virus + RSV detection

22/12/2020

22/12/2020

Joaquim Chaves Saúde | Multiplex RT-PCR tests – Covid-19 + Influenza Virus + RSV detection

The Laboratório Dr. Joaquim Chaves laboratory was a pioneer in Portugal in the implementation of the RT-PCR technique for SARS-CoV-2 research.


Following the developments in laboratory diagnosis of infections caused by respiratory viruses, and taking into account the latest DGS standards on the health plan for the 2020-21 winter, all JCS users are now offered a new RT-PCR test that enables simultaneous screening from a single specimen, for the following infectious agents: Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) + Influenza Virus(Influenzavirus A + Influenzavirus B) + Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).


At a time of year when respiratory viral infections are particularly important and the related symptoms may not always lead to identification of the infectious agent, this technique enables detection of the most common viral agents in winter infections.


This RT-PCR test is available in all of our Collection Stations located nationwide, including the Azores Autonomous Region.

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