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Where to Get 'Gold Standard' COVID Test for P2,000 or Cheaper

The cost could go down further with pooled testing.
by Joel Guinto
Sep 22, 2020
Photo/s: I Love Taguig

MANILA -- At least 15 hospitals in the Philippines are offering the "gold standard" RT-PCR test to detect coronavirus infection for P1,750 to P2,000, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday.

With pooled or batch testing, the cost could be brought down to P500 per person, Roque said.

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Here are the hospitals that offer RT-PCR testing for P1,750 to P2,000 according to Roque.

  1. Philippine Children's Medical Center
  2. Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital
  3. Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital
  4. Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Piñas
  5. National Kidney and Transplant Institute
  6. Lung Center of the Philippines
  7. Western Visayas Medical Center-Iloilo
  8. Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical City-Cebu
  9. University of Cebu Medical Center
  10. Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center-Tacloban, Leyte
  11. Baguio General Hospital
  12. Zamboanga City Medical Center
  13. St. Paul's Hospital-Tacloban, Leyte
  14. Teresita Jalandoni Provincial General Hospital-Negros Occidental
  15. Cebu Molecular Laboratory
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