Posts Tagged covid-19 test kits

FDA recalls locally-made COVID-19 test kits for ‘minor defects’

Marje Pelayo   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some ‘minor defects’ have been seen in the test kits made by the University of the Philippines – National Institute of Health (UP-NIH), according to the Food...

DOH warns against use of commercially available COVID-19 test kits

Marje Pelayo   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has warned the public not to purchase COVID-19 rapid test kits that are made available commercially. “Gusto din po natin ipaalam na...

Countries sending alleged ‘faulty’ COVID-19 test kits, face masks back to China

Marje Pelayo   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several countries are sending imported medical supplies back to China after they were reportedly found defective. The latest is the Netherlands, which ordered a recall of more...

DOH clarifies ‘faulty test kits’ not from China

Marje Pelayo   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits from a number of countries have arrived in the Philippines specifically from China, Singapore, South Korea and India. The latest...

DOST eyes mass production of locally-developed COVID-19 test kit in April

Marje Pelayo   •   March 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The field testing of the locally-developed test kit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is in its last phase. The test kit was invented by the Dr. Raul Destura...

PH receives COVID-19 test kits, PCR machine from Singapore

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday confirmed it has received the test kits for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine...

No available COVID-19 test kits in Phl yet — FDA

Maris Federez   •   March 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reiterated that there are no registered COVID-19 diagnostic test kits that are now available to the public yet. In a...

FDA warns against unauthorized sale of COVID-19 test kits

Marje Pelayo   •   March 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) warns individuals and establishments taking advantage of the current health emergency to exploit consumers through unauthorized sales of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...


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