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Nat’l Polio Lab gears for expansion and detection of more viral pathogens

The National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) conducted its sixth Multistakeholders’ Meeting last June 23, 2022 via Zoom to cascade important updates on environmental surveillance (ES), specifically the establishment of an ES Concentration Laboratory in Mindanao and the ES transition plan for the detection of other viral pathogens aside continue reading : Nat’l Polio Lab gears for expansion and detection of more viral pathogens

COVID-19 testing labs grow in number

MUNTINLUPA CITY—In light of the coronavirus pandemic, more hospitals and private laboratories have shown interest in setting up their own COVID-19 testing centers. To date, more than 90 laboratories have expressed their intention to obtain certification, but only a total of 56 applications have been submitted to the Department of Health (DOH). Of this number, 16 have already continue reading : COVID-19 testing labs grow in number

Labs to undergo assessment before COVID-19 testing

MUNTINLUPA CITY – Due to the pressing need to expand the country’s testing capabilities to diagnose suspected COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine urges interested laboratories and hospitals to adhere to the multistage process for COVID-19 lab assessment. At present, groups are advised to write a letter of intent addressed to continue reading : Labs to undergo assessment before COVID-19 testing

How does RITM perform COVID-19 testing?

RITM strictly follows guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) when responding to outbreaks. Our laboratories conform to global biosafety standards, where every test is performed by highly-trained laboratory scientists, and regularly calibrated equipment. Layout by Mikaella Joaquin