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Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

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

No, we do not accept COVID-19 samples.

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

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.

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: