April 24, 2024

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Red Cross Saliva RT-PCR Testing in Sorsogon to start on April 12

Jonathan Regondola, Philippine Red Cross Sorsogon Chapter Head. SPIO photo

The Philippine Red Cross Sorsogon Chapter by Monday will start their Collection Site at the Sorsogon Provincial Hospital for Saliva RT-PCR testing an option for those who will be tested for COVID-19.

Referencing the new initiative, Dr. Robby Chacon Jr. SPH Chief of Clinic said that the primary confirmatory testing for COVID-19 infection admitted in hospitals is the swab RT-PCR method is done by DOH.

Those opting for Saliva RT-PCR will still follow the health protocol of the province to undergo home quarantine while waiting for the negative result results and to sign aa contact tracing waiver required by the provincial health office.

To avail the Saliva RT-PCR one may call at 09205453905 or may visit the link book.redcross1158.com or c19.redcross.org.ph/track.