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Philippines now has 26 COVID-19 testing centers — DOH

/ 07:05 PM May 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are now 26 testing laboratories in the Philippines that are capable of detecting the SARS CoV-2—the coronavirus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This is after the Department of Health (DOH) has approved the accreditation of the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital and the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center as an independent COVID-19 testing facility.

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“There is now a total of 26 licensed RT-PCR laboratories across the country while three and 29 are on Stage 4 and Stage 3 certification, respectively,” the DOH said in a report released Sunday.

The 26 COVID-19 testing centers are the following:

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Research Institute for Tropical Medicine

San Lazaro Hospital

UP National Institutes of Health

Lung Center of the Philippines

St. Luke’s Medical Center- QC

The Medical City – Ortigas

Victoriano Luna – AFRIMS

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Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC

Makati Medical Center

Philippine Red Cross

Chinese Gen. Hospital

PRC-PLMC

Philippine Genome Center UP-Diliman

Marikina Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

UP-PGH Molecular Laboratory

Singapore Diagnostic, Inc.

Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center CAR

J B. Lingad Memorial Hospital III

De La Salle University – Cavite IV-A

Bicol Regional Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory V

Western Visayas Medical Center VI

Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center

Cebu TB Reference Laboratory

Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center VIII

Southern Philippines Medical Center XI

The government earlier said the country can now conduct 12,000 COVID-19 tests daily.

It added that it is aiming to carry out 30,000 tests daily as it eyes to have a total of 78 COVID-19 testing centers by May 30.

To date, there are 10,794 COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, including 1,924 recoveries and 719 deaths.

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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