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Cleared for operations: QC’s molecular lab passes DOH proficiency test

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The Quezon City government’s own molecular laboratory can now process COVID-19 tests after it passed the proficiency test by the Department of Health (DOH).

The city’s molecular laboratory obtained a perfect score of 100 percent after it got all the accurate results from five samples as verified by the counterchecking conducted by the RITTM.

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte welcomed the development, saying the molecular laboratory will help enhance the city government’s fight against the dreaded virus.

“Mas mabilis din tayong makakakilos pagdating sa contact tracing kaya maagapan natin ang pagkalat ng virus sa ating mga komunidad,” she said.

The molecular laboratory was built through the help of private partners such as Megaworld, Ayala Foundation, Boysen and Solaire.

The molecular laboratory is housed in a three-storey building in Brgy. Teachers Village East. It has an area for data encoding, conference rooms and sleeping quarters for the 20 workers who will be assigned by the City Health Department (CHD) to man the facility.