Strengthening Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

The 2018 Philippine Tuberculosis (TB) Drug Resistance Survey is the latest among a series of periodic nationwide surveillance activities spearheaded by the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL). These surveys aim to measure the prevalence of drug-resistance in bacteriologically confirmed cases. The previous survey in 2021 found that the prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was at continue reading : Strengthening Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)

RITM-NTRL shares results of three-year study on TB diagnostics

The National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd, presented the results of the TB-LAMP Project to its stakeholders on October 25, 2019 at Diamond Hotel, Manila.  The TB-LAMP or Loop Mediated Isothermal Application is a rapid and robust test for continue reading : RITM-NTRL shares results of three-year study on TB diagnostics

NTRL equips lab staff with proficiency skills in Solid TB culture testing

The RITM National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL) Learning and Development Section trained two batches of laboratory personnel on Solid Tuberculosis (TB) Culture at NTRL on May 06-17 and May 20-31, 2019. Participants from the various TB culture laboratories of the National TB Laboratory Network were equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively perform solid TB Culture in continue reading : NTRL equips lab staff with proficiency skills in Solid TB culture testing

NTRL commemorates 17 years of expanding national lab networks to end TB

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (RITM-NTRL) celebrates 17 years of conducting research, training, providing specialized laboratory services, and support to the Department of Health National Tuberculosis Program (DOH-NTP) for the control and elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) in the country. For more than a decade, one of NTRL’s major contributions continue reading : NTRL commemorates 17 years of expanding national lab networks to end TB

NTRL pioneers lab network conference-workshop

Twenty-five (25) tuberculosis (TB) culture laboratories all around the Philippines gathered at the Convectus 2018, a conference-workshop conducted by the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL) in Tagaytay City on November 26-29, 2018. “‘Convectus’ is a Latin word meaning ‘to bring together to a place’,” explained Dr. Ma. Cecilia G. Ama, NTRL department head, in her welcome continue reading : NTRL pioneers lab network conference-workshop