City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla and the medical technologists listen to the instructions following the installation of the biological safety cabinet that will help protect the health workers and laboratory environment from exposure to infectious blood specimens taken for Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT).
Dr. Talla expresses gratitude to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for approving the acquisition of this vital equipment that fully meets the requirements of DOH standards and will help in the effort to manage COVID-19 transmission through safe and accurate testing.
This equipment has the capability to purify the air of potentially infectious aerosols, animal dander, or both to maintain quality control of the material being worked with as it filters both the inflow and exhaust air.
Nevertheless, RDT tests in the City Health Laboratory are used for in-house surveillance and monitoring purposes only.