Updated information on Viet Nam's COVID-19 testing capacity

Update: 14:38 | 28/09/2020
Nine more labs are capable of providing confirmatory testing for COVID-19, bringing the total number to 79, said the Ministry of Health on September 28.
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The 79 designated facilities are located in the four regions across Viet Nam. (Source: Asiatimes)

The 79 designated facilities are located in the four regions across Viet Nam. Of these, 36 in the Northern Region, seven in the Central Region, two in the Central Highlands Region, and 34 in the Southern Region.

The nine latest labs are: (i) Ha Noi University of Public Health, (ii) Nghe An Center for Disease Control, (ii) Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (IPMPH) under the Ha Noi Medical University, (iv) Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, (v) Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital, (vi) Gia An 115 Hospital, (vii) Quality Control Center for Medical Laboratory, (viii) Hoan My Sai Gon Hosptial and (ix) Southern Military Center for Preventive Medicine.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Health has ordered medical facilities nationwide to prepare infrastructure, equipment, materials and personnel to conduct tests in a timely manner.

There are currently 123 facilities capable of conducting RT-PCR tests nationwide, with a maximum capacity of some 46,000 samples a day.

The number of qualified test facilities increased gradually from 51 as of May 4, to 66 as of July 28; 70 as of August 11; and 79 as of September 28.

So far, the country has recorded 1,074 COVID-19 patients, including 691 locally-transmitted cases.

BELOW IS THE LIST OF DESIGNATED LABS QUALIFYING FOR COVID-19 TESTS

The Northern region:

1. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE)

2. The Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (IPMPH) under the Ha Noi Medical University

3. The Ha Noi University of Public Health

4. The Ha Noi Center for Disease Control

5. The Bac Ninh Center for Disease Control and Prevention

6. The Bac Giang Center for Disease Control and Prevention

7. The Hai Phong Preventive Medical Center

8. The Thanh Hoa Center for Disease Control

9. The Quang Ninh Center for Disease Control

10. The Yen Bai Center for Disease Control

11. The Lao Cai Center for Disease Control

12. The Hai Duong Center for Disease Control

13. The Dien Bien Center for Disease Control

14. The Nghe An Center for Disease Control

15. The Thai Binh Center for Disease Control

16. The Hoa Binh Center for Disease Control

17. The Ha Tinh Center for Disease Control

18. The Nam Dinh Center for Disease Control

19. The Hung Yen Center for Disease Control

20. The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

21. The Viet Nam National Hospital of Pediatrics

22. The Bach Mai Hospital

23. The National Lung Hospital

24. The Thai Nguyen National Hospital

25. The Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital

26. The Ninh Bình Provincial General Hospital

27. The Medlatec Hospital

28. The Duc Giang General Hospital

29. The 103 Military Hospital

30. The 108Military Central Hospital

31. The 110th Military Medical Hospital

32. The Military Institute of Preventive Medicine

33. The National Centre for Veterinary Diagnosis

34. The Regional Animal Health Office No. 2

35. The Viet Nam-Russia Tropical Center

36. The Regional Animal Health Office No. 3

The Central region:

1. The Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang

2. The Da Nang Center for Disease Control

3. The Quang Nam Provincial Center for Disease Control

4. The Hue Central Hospital

5. The Hospital C Da Nang

6. Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital

7. Hospital 199 – The Ministry of Public Security

The Central Highlands Region

1. The Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Central Highlands

2. The Gia Lai Center for Disease Control

The Southern region

1. The Pasteur Institute of HCMC

2. The Can Tho Center for Disease Control

3. The Kien Giang Center for Disease Control

4. The Dong Nai Center for Disease Control

5. The Tay Ninh Center for Disease Control

6. The Lam Dong Center for Disease Control

7. The Ba Ria-Vung Tau Center for Disease Control

8. The HCMC Center for Disease Control

9. The Hau Giang Preventive Medical Center

10. The Bac Lieu Center for Disease Control

11. The Ca Mau Center for Disease Control

12. The Phu Quoc Medical Center

13. The Cho Ray Hospital

14. The Thong Nhat Hospital

15. The University of HCMC Medical Center

16. The Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCMC

17. The Children Hospital No.1 in HCMC

18. The Dong Nai Provincial General Hospital

19. The Dong Nai Thong Nhat General Hospital

20. The Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital

21. The Children Hospital in HCMC

22. The FV Hospital in HCMC

23. The An Giang Central General Hospital

24. The Long An General Hospital

25. The Thanh Vu Medic Bac Lieu General Hospital

26. The Nguyen Tri Phuong Hosptial

27. The Gia An 115 Hospital

28. The Quality Control Center for Medical Laboratory

29. The Hoan My Sai Gon Hosptial

30. The 175 Military Hospital

31. The Regional Animal Health Office No. 4

32. The Regional Animal Health Office No. 6

33. The Southern Military Centre for Preventive Medicine (SMCPM)

34. The 7A Military Hospital.

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