Manuals and Guidelines
Biosafety Guidelines for laboratories handling and testing respiratory specimen for laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Detection Kit
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a virus responsible for the 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is a disease-causing human pathogen. It is vital that laboratories performing SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests and related laboratory procedures, including point-of-care testing, adhere to the...

RITM BRMO COVID-19 Specimen Storage and Disposition Guidelines
COVID-19 Testing Laboratories must determine the disposition of specimen used for laboratory diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. Disposition pertains to the destination of specimen and information including its storage, transfer, destruction, and disposal after the desired laboratory procedures and/or examination has been...

Biosafety Guidelines for COVID 19 Testing Laboratories Using GeneXperts
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV-2) is a virus responsible for the 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is a disease-causing human pathogen. It is important that laboratories performing SARS-COV-2 diagnostic tests and related laboratory procedures adhere to the standard biosafety practices...

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR REAL-TIME PCR RUNS FOR SARS-CoV-2 DETECTION
A well-designed and -optimized polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay has the potential to be a highly sensitive and highly specific nucleic acid target detection method, relative to other diagnostic methods. However, even good PCR assays have limitations as there are...

Guidelines on the Evaluation of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices and other related Laboratory Diagnostic supplies for Covid-19
RATIONALE The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in the introduction of new laboratory diagnostic tests (PCR detection kits, antibody tests, antigen test). In accordance with DOH Department Order 2020-0820 “Institutionalizing and Strengthening the National Reference Laboratories in the Philippines,” the Research...

National Antibiotic Guidelines 2017
National Antibiotic Guidelines 2017
The National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program, an integral component of the Philippine Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), gives structure and direction to healthcare facilities to adopt a proactive multidisciplinary approach to promote rational antimicrobial use. One of the...