Philippine Red Cross Isabela Chapter Starts Saliva Testing For Coronavirus
RED CROSS STARTS SALIVA TESTING – The Philippine Red Cross Isabela Chapter is set to start checking individuals for COVID-19 through saliva testing.
Previously, the only ways you can get tested for the virus was through PCR Tests for the virus or getting a swab test. However, the PCR test could still turn out as inaccurate. Furthermore, swab tests could cost you a pretty penny.
But, with the new saliva testing method, the Philippine Red Cross now offers a quick, safe, non-invasive, more accurate, and cheaper method of getting tested.
Last Friday, the PRC began pilot testing with 56 participants. This included their board of directors, the staff of the molecular laboratory, employees of the PRC Isabela Chapter, volunteers. Afterward, their next test was on February 8 with 22 walk-in clients.
Following the tests, results showed that the 78 participants of the pilot testing were negative for the virus. According to PRC Isabele Chapter Administratior Stephany Cabrera:
Para lang ma-balance natin kung talagang how effective it is, kaya sa every 100 na nako-collect natin, nagko-collect din tayo ng random na swab test para mai-compare natin
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