MBL conducts training on PCR applications for infectious disease diagnostics
IN PHOTO: For its 7th installment, the one-week MolDx training focused on PCR applications in infectious disease diagnostics.

RITM, through its Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL), conducted the 7th installment of MolDx: PCR Applications in Infectious Disease Diagnostics on September 9-13, 2019 at the RITM Training Center.

Twenty-three (23) medical technologists and other healthcare practitioners participated in the training course. It was comprised of lectures and hands-on laboratory work on real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) detection of Influenza B virus.

In this seminar we had lots of demonstrations and good lectures. We did practical stuff and all those were very helpful and informative that could help in your practice. I really recommend it for doctors, students, medical technologist and researchers,” said Dr. John Arnel H. Amata, a participating doctor from Ospital ng Maynila.

PCR is a powerful core molecular biology technique used in clinical diagnostics. It provides a rapid, effective and sensitive way of detecting clinically important pathogens. 

MBL is planning to conduct another training in March 2020, but the said training shall cover hands-on laboratory work only, intended for participants of previous MolDx Trainings who attended only the lecture sessions of the course.

Article contributed by the Molecular Biology Laboratory