Notice on Encouraging Disease Control Institutions to Carry out Nucleic Acid Testing Services
All provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to deal with COVID-19 joint prevention and control mechanism (leading group, headquarters):
In order to implement the deployment requirements of the State Council's joint prevention and control mechanism for COVID-19, which strictly prevents aggregated epidemics and does a good job in the prevention and control of COVID-19in autumn and winter, To further strengthen the level of nucleic acid testing capability of disease control institutions at all levels to meet the needs of the "willing to test all" population, with the consent of the State Council's meeting on the joint prevention and control mechanism for COVID-19, relevant matters concerning the development of nucleic acid testing services by disease control institutions are hereby notified as follows:
First, strengthen the quality management of nucleic acid detection
CDC institutions at all levels should actively provide socialized services for nucleic acid testing to ensure that people willing to be tested can receive testing in a timely manner. In accordance with the requirements of testing specifications, we should conscientiously do a good job in laboratory renovation and expansion, equipment allocation, testing personnel training, etc., do a good job in laboratory quality control, to ensure testing quality. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen laboratory biosafety management, strictly operate procedures, and properly dispose of remaining biological samples and laboratory wastes.
Second, strengthen support and guarantee
According to the requirements of the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism for COVID-19, "Guiding Opinions on Doing a Good Job in Normalized Prevention and Control of COVID-19" (GuoFaMingDian  No.14), all provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) should, according to the local actual situation, increase supporting policies and financial support, and strive to strengthen the construction of nucleic acid detection capacity. Provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) can set up administrative fees for nucleic acid testing in Novel Coronavirus of disease control institutions in combination with the Novel Coronavirus nucleic acid testing capability and voluntary testing demand of medical institutions. Provincial finance and price departments should do a good job in the examination and approval of charging projects and the formulation of charging standards, which should be linked with the nucleic acid testing price standards of local medical institutions. The provincial health administrative department should actively cooperate with the finance and price departments at the same level to do a good job in related work, and strengthen the management of fees in accordance with the relevant provisions of administrative fees.
Three, strengthen guidance and supervision
Health administrative departments at all levels should strengthen the work guidance of nucleic acid testing laboratories in disease control institutions, regularly carry out quality control assessment, and urge the laboratories that fail the assessment to rectify immediately. Relevant disease control institutions, while ensuring the quality of nucleic acid testing services, should do a good job in the publicity of fees in accordance with the relevant provisions of the price department, and accept the supervision of finance, price department, auditing, market supervision and other departments and society.
Contact: Zhu Peihui, Finance Department of the National Health and Health Commission
State Council Responds to COVID-19
Comprehensive Group of Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism for Epidemic Diseases
September 11, 2020