Good news! 13 provinces have lowered the price of nucleic acid testing, and many places can be paid by medical insurance.
During the Spring Festival this year, nucleic acid was tested as a “passport” for returning home. A few days ago, in order to further improve the prevention and control of epidemic normalization and reduce the burden of detection costs for the masses, the price of nucleic acid detection in SARS-CoV-2 was lowered in many places.
On January 27th, at the press conference of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council, Ceng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health and Health Commission, said that we should actively explore ways to reduce the cost of nucleic acid detection.
On the same day, the National Health and Health Commission issued the Notice on Doing a Good Job of Nucleic Acid Detection for People Traveling in Spring Festival travel rush in an Orderly Way. According to the notice, all localities should actively explore centralized procurement methods, and purchase consumables such as nucleic acid detection reagents and protective articles in batches to reduce the cost of nucleic acid detection. The local government of the production enterprises of detection reagents and supporting products should take more measures to improve the service to enterprises, and try to take relevant support measures to help enterprises reduce production costs. It is necessary to sign a purchase service agreement with public hospitals and third-party testing institutions that carry out nucleic acid testing business in advance, so as to change the price by quantity and reduce the price of single nucleic acid testing. According to the principle of voluntariness, the nucleic acid detection of returnees during Spring Festival can be carried out by 10-mixed and 1-mixed technology, so as to reduce the burden of personal detection costs and issue detection reports in time.