DILG reminds LGUs that rapid tests not required for LSIs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reminding local government units (LGU) that rapid antibody tests should not be required from Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs). DILG said that as per the…

Why are rapid antibody tests not recommended for COVID-19?

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines β€” Despite previous pronouncements from the Department of Health (DOH) as well as health experts warning against the use of rapid antibody test kit to check if a person is infected with the coronavirus disease…

Six Lapu individuals among first cases of COVID-19 detected using rapid testing, confirmed through PCR

Rosalie Abatayo 05/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines β€” Six persons from Lapu-Lapu City are among the first cases of coronavirus disease detected using surveillance through rapid testing and confirmed through the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. In a virtual presser this…

1.9% of persons tested using rapid kits to undergo PCR

05/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines β€”At least 206 swab samples from persons who participated in the community mass testing using rapid antibody tests in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu have been collected and are due for coronavirus…

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