LIST: 28 COVID-19 Testing Labs Near You

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UP NIH scientists led by Dr. Raul Destura and backed by DOST were able to create the COVID-19 rapid test kit. Photo from the Philippine Genome Center.

The number of COVID-19 testing laboratories in the Philippines has been increasing with the country going into mass testing for the coronavirus disease.

With the entire country still under different levels of community quarantine to stop the spread of the disease, it is crucial for citizens to know the nearest COVID-19 testing laboratory in case they develop symptoms or suspect exposure.

The Philippines now has 28 COVID-19 testing laboratories, according to the Department of Health.

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced on May 12, 2020, during a virtual presser that there are 26 licensed RT-PCR laboratories and two GeneXpert facilities that are performing the tests.

Four more Stage 4 laboratories and 63 Stage 3 laboratories are being readied to augment the country’s testing capacity.

Here are the 28 COVID-19 Testing Laboratories:

NCR:

  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • San Lazaro Hospital
  • UP National Institutes of Health
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City
  • The Medical City – Ortigas
  • Victoriano Luna – AFRIMS
  • Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC, Makati Medical Center
  • Philippine Red Cross
  • Chinese General Hospital
  • PRC-PLMC
  • Philippine Genome Center
  • UP-Diliman
  • Marikina Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
  • UP-PGH Molecular Laboratory
  • Singapore Diagnostic, Inc.
  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center

CAR:
Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

REGION 3:
Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital

REGION 4-A:
De La Salle University – Cavite

REGION 5:
Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory

REGION 6:
Western Visayas Medical Center

REGION 7:

  • Allegiant Regional Care Hospital
  • Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
  • Cebu TB Reference Laboratory

REGION 8:
Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center

REGION 9
Southern Philippines Medical Center

Usec. Vergeire added that the number of tests done has reached 181,668, conducted on 166,473 unique individuals. Of the tested individuals, 150,471 or 90.4% have turned out negative results.

Local government units have issued their own guidelines for mass testing, prioritizing frontliners alongside vulnerable residents.

Cavite province is targeting to achieve a COVID-19 testing capacity of 15,000 a day with the help of De La Salle Medical Health and Sciences Institute, Cavite State University, and Adventist University.

SMC has donated high-capacity machines, test kits, and swabbing booths to increase the testing capacity of local government units.

Meanwhile, Eva Macapagal Super Terminal located at Port area in Manila has been turned into a comfortable and easily accessible quarantine facility for overseas Filipinos arriving in the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while the WTC, PICC, and Rizal Memorial Coliseum have also been turned into emergency quarantine facilities.

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