Before taking a PCR test for a new coronavirus infection, it is not recommended to eat or drink, including alcohol. This was reported in the press service of Rospotrebnadzor, reports RIA News…
“If you take a swab right after a meal, not enough infected cells can get into the tube. In this case, the patient may receive a false-negative result, ”the department said.
The analysis should be carried out no earlier than after 3-4 hours from the last meal.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Health said that in six Russian regions the situation with COVID-19 remains tense, it requires an individual approach when introducing restrictive measures. Among such regions, Murashko named three republics – Udmurtia, Bashkiria and Tatarstan. In addition, the list of the Ministry of Health includes the Orenburg, Tyumen and Ivanovo regions, as well as the Perm Territory.
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