The New Civil Hospital is certified to confirm cases of COVID-19
With this federal certification, the tests applied in this hospital will no longer have to be validated with a second analysis in the state laboratory.
The Federal Ministry of Health updated the list of laboratories recognized by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) to confirm COVID-19 infections for epidemiological surveillance purposes.
In the case of Jalisco, the New Civil Hospital of Guadalajara Juan I Menchaca received the certification, which joined the State Laboratory of Public Health and the Laboratory of Support for Epidemiological Surveillance of the Center for Biomedical Research of the West (CIBO) of the Institute Mexican Social Security ( IMSS ) . With this federal certification, the tests applied in the Civil Hospital will no longer have to be validated with a second analysis in the state laboratory.
The Federal Secretariat expanded the number of institutions with certification to make the diagnoses, on March 25, when it published a list of 51 agencies with recognition that increased to 74 after including new public and private laboratories.
It should be noted that in the official list there is no private laboratory based in Jalisco with the certification to confirm infections . All the private laboratories in the Entity, that apply the tests, require the Jalisco Ministry of Health to validate the results via the state laboratory, which does have InDRE certification to confirm infections.
Google translation from Informador.