The DOH TB Reference Center in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City has just received the License To Operate for its COVID 19 Testing Laboratory using Realtime PCR becoming just the second facility in the region allowed for Covid-19 testing.

Prior to securing the license, DOH-10 staff underwent rigid training for 9 days, including weekends and holidays, working 12-16 hours per day to hone their molecular biology skills.

And they passed the Proficiency Test.

The Covid-19 test machine and kits were donated by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro and Gama Foods Corporation.

It will be the second Covid-19 laboratory in the region after Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).

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