How much should COVID-19 tests cost? DOH surveys market

Tina G. Santos 10/02/2020

The Department of Health (DOH) is doing market surveys to set affordable prices for coronavirus tests, including the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test that it considers the “gold standard” in determining infection with the COVID-19 agent.…

PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a study in a selected city to ascertain whether or not antigen tests can be used for border screening for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Health  Undersecretary…

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

Neil Arwin Mercado 07/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — 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…

Naga awaits 37 PCR results, including 4 taken in May

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The City of Naga is still awaiting at least 37 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test results, including four samples that were taken as far back as May 4, 2020. On the June 23, 2020-Situation…

Rapid antibody test kits: A closer look

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around the globe, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits are flying off from every biotechnological and medical technology firm as countries scramble to screen everyone for possible infection. There are two types of…

‘Taphaw nga massive testing?’

Lloyd Suarez 05/02/2020

  Mangambot lang ko kung di ba unya ta mosamot kayagaw, ka panic, kabalaka, kahingawa ug kaguol human manggawas ang mga kuwestiyonable’ng resulta nga “false positive” ug “false negative” sa massive testing nga sugdan karong Lunes sa…

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