Accessibility buttons

Font Size:

remove_circle font_download add_circle

Contrast:

visibility visibility_off
Eng
miércoles, 27 de mayo 2020
27/05/2020
Follow us

Generales

UdeA Begins Conducting COVID-19 Tests

Carlos Olimpo Restrepo
Translation by José López

On Wednesday, April 15, UdeA began conducting COVID-19 tests on 70 workers of Plaza Minorista de Medellín, the city's leading food supply center, where presence of coronavirus was detected last week. Thus, the University joins the fight against the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.

«The National Institute of Health has authorized UdeA School of Microbiology’s laboratory to carry out COVID-19 testing, however, other UdeA labs can also participate in this process if necessary. We have nine laboratories to help deal with coronavirus outbreak," said UdeA rector John Jairo Arboleda.

Universidad de Antioquia takes a step forward in its commitment to support the country in overcoming the situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the isolation of half the world's population.


Members of the UdeA School of Microbiology lab staff

UdeA laboratories authorized by the NIH to support COVID-19 testing include those in the following divisions: School of Microbiology, Immunogenetics and Cellular Immunology (GICIG), Nano-Biophysics, Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (PECET), Immunovirology Research Group, Cellular and Molecular Biology (CIB), Molecular and Translational Medicine Group (GMMT), Laboratory of Specialized Medicine (LIME), and Malaria Research Group.

Although the laboratories initially only operated during daylight hours, they are expected to operate 24 hours a day starting this week. UdeA laboratories may perform between 230 and 2,500 tests per day, depending on the availability of reagents.

"Most importantly, we are going to help flatten the curve and boost actions to improve early diagnosis, which will help prevent a rapid increase in cases from occurring, otherwise this could lead to collapse of the healthcare system," says Ricardo Velasco, dean of UdeA School of Microbiology.

UdeA School of Microbiology laboratory where COVID-19 tests are being carried out. Photo: Sergio Cristancho

54d4db3244a5e15c6a21152b_logo-renata.png
54d4db5924c957e253bd5fa5_logo-ruana.png
54d4db63ae77e15e6afe94a0_logo-universia.png
54d4db6add1988d75368ecff_logo-icetex.png
54d4db7744a5e15c6a211531_logo-colombiaprende.png
54d4db7edd1988d75368ed05_logo-gobiernolinea.png
54d4db86dd1988d75368ed09_logo-canalu.png
54d4db9644a5e15c6a211534_logo-cis.png
54d4db9d44a5e15c6a211535_logo-colciencias.png
54d4dba444a5e15c6a211539_logo-ips.png
Sistema Único de Información de Trámites - SUIT
54d4dbb7ae77e15e6afe94a4_logo-redemprendia.png
54d4dbbfdd1988d75368ed14_logo-colombia.png
Fundación Universidad de Antioquia
No + filas
No + filas
Hacemos Memoria
Universidad de Antioquia | Vigilada Mineducación | Acreditación institucional hasta el 2022 | NIT 890980040-8
Recepción de correspondencia: calle 70 No. 52 - 21 | Apartado Aéreo 1226 | Dirección: calle 67 No. 53 - 108 | Horario de atención
Conmutador: [57+4] 219 8332 | Línea gratuita de atención al ciudadano: 018000 416384 | Fax: [57+4] 263 8282
Peticiones, quejas, reclamos, sugerencias, denuncias, consultas y felicitaciones

Política de tratamiento de datos personales

Medellín - Colombia | Todos los Derechos Reservados © 2018