Saringan Covid-19 di Pusat Saringan Kesihatan UMBI (UWC)

  • COVID-19 Screening Services at UMBI Wellness Center (UWC)

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoVID-19) is spread by the virus called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). To curb the spread of COVID-19, UKM Medical Molecular Biology Center (UMBI) has set up its COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory under a strategic collaboration between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). The lab has operated since 4th April 2020.

    The screening test that is carried out at UMBI uses both methods of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, using samples taken from both nasopharynx and throat) as well as Rapid Test Kit (RTK). Also, RT-PCR has been recognized as the best screening method for COVID-19 by World Health Organization (WHO). The SARS-CoV-2 screening protocols and procedures that being implemented at UMBI are in compliance with WHO’s standard, which targets the genes of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), envelope protein (E), and nucleocapsid protein (N) genes [1,2]. While for RTK, the test was being used to check the level of IgM and IgG antibodies. This is because studies have shown that anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibody levels increased with the progression of the disease after being infected [3].

    With capabilities and professionals, UMBI Wellness Center (UWC) would like to offer the paid screening service to the public and private agencies. This service was meant to increase the national screening capacity as well as to offer an affordable and accessible test to the public. The screening test for the public has started on 1st June 2020. For those who are interested, please contact us via 1 800 88 2007 or visit our website at https://www.ukm.my/umbi/uwc-covid-19-screening/ to book a screening appointment.

    Reference

    1. Corman, Victor, Tobias Bleicker, Sebastian Brünink, Christian Drosten, Maria Zambon, and World Health Organization. “Diagnostic detection of Wuhan coronavirus 2019 by real-time RT-PCR.” Geneva: World Health Organization, January13 (2020).
    2. Colton, Hayley, Michael Ankcorn, Mehmet Yavuz, Leeanne Tovey, Alison Cope, Mohammad Raza, Alexander J. Keeley et al. “Improved sensitivity using a dual target, E and RdRp assay for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection: Experience at a large NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.” The Journal of Infection (2020).
    3. Zhang, Jin, Xiaoming Zhang, Jianhua Liu, Yuan Ban, Na Li, Yunhai Wu, Yong Liu et al. “Serological detection of 2019-nCoV respond to the epidemic: A useful complement to nucleic acid testing.” International Immunopharmacology88 (2020): 106861.

    By: Mohd Raziff Alias, UMBI Wellness Center (UWC), Coordinator

     


     

    Saringan Covid-19 di Pusat Saringan Kesihatan UMBI (UWC)

    Makmal Diagnostik COVID-19 (Institut Perubatan Molekul UKM (UMBI) mula beroperasi pada 4 April 2020 melalui satu kerjasama strategik Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) dan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) bagi mengawal penularan wabak COVID-19 di Malaysia.

    Ujian saringan COVID-19 di UMBI menggunakan kaedah RT-PCR (sampel nasofaring dan tekak) dan juga Ujian Rapid Test Kit (RTK). Ujian RT-PCR telah terbukti sebagai kaedah terbaik dan diiktiraf WHO di dalam mengesan jangkitan COVID-19 pada manusia. Kaedah yang dijalankan di makmal UMBI juga mematuhi protokol standard WHO, iaitu melalui pengenalpastian tiga gen sasaran iaitu gen E, RdRp dan N. Manakala untuk RTK pula, ujian ini akan mengukur tahap antibodi IgM dan IgG. Kajian menunjukkan bahawa tahap IgM pada seseorang individu akan mula meningkat pada hari ke-7 selepas terdedah terhadap jangkitan dan seterusnya akan memuncak pada hari 14 dan seterusnya.Atas kapasiti dan kepakaran ini Pusat Saringan Kesihatan UMBI (UWC) telah menawarkan ujian ini secara berbayar kepada orang awam dan agensi luar yang memerlukan. Penawaran perkhidmatan ini adalah bertujuan untuk bersama-sama hospital dan makmal swasta di dalam menjalankan saringan COVID-19 dalam skala yang lebih luas dengan harga yang berpatutan. Khidmat saringan ini telah bermula pada 1 Jun 2020.

    Agensi atau orang awam yang berminat boleh hubungi kami di talian 1 800 88 2007 atau pautan di bawah untuk tempahan saringan: https://www.ukm.my/umbi/uwc-covid-19-screening/

    Oleh: Mohd Raziff Alias, Penyelaras Pusat Saringan Kesihatan UMBI

     

  • UMBI Wellness Center (UWC) is offering the COVID-19 screening test service as detailed below:

    Operation Day Monday to Saturday (except public holidays)
    Operation Time  9.00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
     Location UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI)
     Waze: https://bit.ly/35D6sn
     Test Method  1. Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
     2. Rapid Test Kit for Antigen (RTK-Ag)

     

    Price                     :

    Book your appointment via http://www.ukm.my/umbi/uwc-covid-19-screening/ or; call us at 1 800 88 2007.


     

    Sukacitanya pihak Institut Perubatan Molekul UKM (UMBI) ingin memaklumkan bahawa kami menawarkan Pekhidmatan Ujian Saringan COVID-19 seperti maklumat di bawah:

    Hari Setiap Isnin hingga Sabtu (kecuali cuti umum)
    Masa Operasi  9.00 pagi – 11:00 pagi
    Lokasi Institut Biologi Perubatan Molekul UKM (UMBI)
     Waze: https://bit.ly/35D6sn
     Kaedah  1. Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
     2. Rapid Test Kit for Antigen (RTK-Ag)

    Harga: 

    Temujanji boleh dilakukan di pautan berikut : http://www.ukm.my/umbi/uwc-covid-19-screening/ atau hubungi 1 800 88 2007 untuk bantuan dan pertanyaan.