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PRC COVID SALIVA TEST RESULTS ARE OFFICIAL — DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) now has included the saliva reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT- PCR) test performed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in all official laboratory results in the Philippines. The PRC, under the leadership of its Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon, is the leading organization for COVID-19 testing. It is […]

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PRC EXCEEDS 3 MILLION COVID-19 TESTS – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has exceeded 3 million swab and saliva RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 tests nationwide, only three months after it hit the 2-million milestone in February 2021. There were 3,010,432 tests done as of May 23 morning, according to PRC chair and CEO Senator Dick Gordon. “We at the Red […]

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PRC PURSUES COVID-19 SALIVA TEST – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to push for the approval of the saliva test as a faster, easier, and more affordable mode of determining the presence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). PRC proposed to the Department of Health (DOH) and Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) the adoption of the saliva testing method in October […]

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GORDON TO HTAC: ALLOW SALIVA TEST FOR COVID-19

Senator Dick Gordon, chair and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, eyes reducing the cost of COVID-19 testing using an alternative system – the saliva test, which is faster and 99.9% reliable. Gordon said they are hoping that the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) would soon make a recommendation to the Department of Health in […]