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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you perform swabbing or conduct RT-PCR testing for COVID-19?

No, we do not perform swabbing or conduct RRT-PCR testing for COVID-19.

Do you accept COVID-19 swab samples?

No, we do not accept COVID-19 samples.

Do you offer online training on molecular diagnostic technques?

No, we do not offer an online training for molecular diagnostic techniques.

How can I be a participant on molecular techniques training for COVID-19 RT-PCR?

Your institution should coordinate with the Department of Health (DOH) to undergo the “UP COLLab: COVID-19 Online Learning Lab for RT-PCR Testing” since all training conducted by PGC Visayas on molecular techniques is in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH).

You have to pass an assessment exam to be endorsed for the 2-day hands-on training program.

Who can I contact for the UP collab online training?

Requests for UP collab online training of Medical Technologist Certification for CoVID-19 should be emailed to:

  • Dr. Orleen Raymund C. Quilao of the Department of Health
  • Email address: