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RITM gives Valladolid lab 100% proficiency test rating

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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine of the Department of Health has given the COVID-19 molecular laboratory at the Valladolid District Hospital compound a 100 percent proficiency test rating, Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Wednesday, April 21.

The Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc. laboratory passed the 2021 pre-licensing proficiency test for SARS-CoV-2 detection by real-time polymerase chain reaction, the RITM said.

With the RITM test result, a DOH license to operate is expected, which will enable the laboratory to operate, Diaz said.

This is perfect timing, the molecular laboratory is needed with the recent surge in COVID-19, he said.*

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