DOH gives green light to saliva-based Covid-19 tests

DOH gives green light to saliva-based Covid-19 tests

The Department of Health has approved the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) proposal to use saliva specimens for Covid-19 tests, an official said on Saturday. In a Laging Handa briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the tests would be allowed in...
Duterte backs use of saliva-based Covid-19 tests

Duterte backs use of saliva-based Covid-19 tests

President Rodrigo Duterte has given his approval on the use of saliva-based Covid-19 tests in the country due to its high accuracy and painless administration. Sen. Richard Gordon earlier said that saliva-based tests were less expensive, faster and 99-percent...