Not one but three laboratories in Cagayan de Oro City have applied for accreditation with the Department of Health (DOH) as COVID-19 test centers. They are Polymedic Medical Plaza, DOH-10 TB Reference Center and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center. All three are now undergoing assessment and evaluation to determine their capacities to do the said test.
As shown below in the latest status update as of April 3, 2020, the 3 labs are currently at Stage 1 where they undergo self assessment using tools provided by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) which has the following components: Access to Laboratory, Design of the Laboratory, Use of the Laboratory Safety Equipment, Administrative Control and Management, Records and Documentation and Personnel Practices and Training.
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