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 and procedures in compliance to the national guidelines as part of laboratory biorisk management. A continue reading : Biosafety Guidelines for COVID 19 Testing Laboratories Using GeneXperts

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 many factors which have to be controlled to ensure the success of a PCR run. continue reading : TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR REAL-TIME PCR RUNS FOR SARS-CoV-2 DETECTION

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 Institute for Tropical Medicine has been mandated to perform an evaluation of In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical continue reading : Guidelines on the Evaluation of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices and other related Laboratory Diagnostic supplies for Covid-19

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 six core elements of AMS is the development and implementation of policies, guidelines and linical continue reading : National Antibiotic Guidelines 2017