Health Solutions

Risk-Based Testing for COVID-19

LGUs should start planning the COVID-19 testing procedures in their area.

This is in consideration of the limited supply of Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing kits and capacity limitations of having only one subnational laboratory, the Southern Philippines Medical center in Davao City that caters to the entire Davao Region. Executive Order 20 s. 2020: An Order Institutionalizing the Conduct of Risk-Based Testing for COVID-19 Across All Vulnerable Groups and at Risk Population in the Province of Davao Oriental prescribed a criteria for prioritization based on risk, exposure and vulnerability.

Article on risk-based testing
BLGD Documentation of LGU Practices
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