22 Sep, 2021

Instructions for taking a saliva sample for testing COVID-19 by PCR method

Dr. Ho Huu Tho has researched and invented a self-sample kit for RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 screening. The kit includes a syringe with a cotton swab attached. People just need to spit out throat fluid, suck on the tip of a cotton swab like a lollipop, pull the syringe to get enough 0.5-1ml of saliva from the throat fluid. Remove the tip of the swab, put the saliva into the sample holder provided, close the cap tightly, put it in a zip bag, put it in the kit box and send it to the laboratory.

22 Sep, 2021

Instructions for taking samples for testing of pharyngeal and nasopharyngeal fluid

Health advice and emergency support for F0 people isolated at home
If you have any of the following symptoms such as fever over 38ºC, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell/taste, chest pain, chest heaviness, feeling short of breath, contact a healthcare provider via call center 1022 (dial 3. for advice from the Medical Association of Ho Chi Minh City or number 4 for advice from the “Companion Doctor”).
When there are signs of serious change such as shortness of breath manifested by shortness of breath, rapid breathing more than 30 times/minute, lethargy, lethargy, cyanosis of lips, extremities, SpO2 < 95% (if there is a Sp02 measuring device at home) ) then immediately contact the hotline 115 or the phone number of the ward, commune, district, district quick response team for emergency treatment and timely transportation to the hospital.