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UdeG laboratories are enabled to do more tests for COVID-19


They will have the ability to perform up to 500 daily coronavirus screening tests

Finally, in the State, more cases of COVID-19 can be detected, since more laboratories were authorized by the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE).

The University of Guadalajara, together with the State government, will have the capacity to carry out up to 500 daily COVID -19 detection tests , although 600 were originally proposed.

The State will carry them out in the State Public Health Laboratory, while the University will do it in the three newly certified laboratories in the Civil Hospitals of Guadalajara and in the University Center for Health Sciences ( CUCS ).

The latter will also have a booth system to take samples without leaving the car, such as picking up a fast food order.

To avoid crowds, those interested will have to make an appointment through the University's authorized call center : 3335403001. This will have the capacity to answer up to 1,400 calls a day, 24 hours a day.

Once the appointment is confirmed, the patient will have to go and, at the entrance of door 12 of the CUCS, without lowering the car window, their folio number will be verified. Once in the house, the specialists will take the sample (it takes 10 minutes) to take to the laboratory.

After 24 to 72 hours, from the Civil Hospitals the patient will be called to indicate if his test was positive or negative and the measures to be taken.

In addition, for those who cannot move to the module, the rector of the UdeG, Ricardo Villanueva, stressed that they may make some home visits.

In this laboratory they will be able to sample suspicious patients from the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area ( AMG ) and Puerto Vallarta .

“The cases of contagion are already there, but not in the statistics. The serious thing is not having many cases, it is having eight of each one undetected. What matters is going for them and isolating them. Knowing them through mathematics is something very passive, ”said Villanueva.

In order to find these cases, in addition, there will be an active surveillance model that will consist of going to the so-called "hot areas and spaces" (where there is a reference to cases of COVID-19), to search for probable carriers.

The director of the Guadalajara Civil Hospitals, Jaime Andrade, added that, as part of this strategy called "Radar Jalisco", every 15 there will be check-ups to health workers, in order to find carriers of the virus.

For the strategy, 47 million 169 thousand 553.69 pesos were invested between the state government and the UdeG in order to have 12 thousand PCR tests, that is, the most reliable and already carried out throughout the country.

This is in addition to the fixed and mobile modules with which the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) has already taken samples since last Monday in different municipalities of the State.

There will be an own count

The general coordinator of Social Development, Anna Bárbara Casillas reported that, starting this Friday, Jalisco will have two counts of confirmed cases: those reported on the national platform and another that includes cases from the UdeG and private laboratories with InDRE accreditation .

As noted, those that are counted on the platform are the cases that give positive results in the State Laboratory, while the rest are left out.

With the second count they seek to have a closer reality about confirmed and suspected cases. But also, all positive patients will be provided with care and follow-up by the SSJ, as well as their contacts.


If you have suspicions of having COVID-19, call the numbers enabled for your orientation and appointment, if required:

  • Jalisco Health Secretariat: 3338233220
  • University of Guadalajara: 3335403001

Google translation from Informador.

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