#PGCTalks is back! The Philippine Genome Center is hosting mini webinar series #PGCTalks featuring various PGC experts and will cover topics on DNA sequencing, bioinformatics analysis, and testing related to COVID-19.
Clinical Genomics Laboratory as a COVID-19 lab and mass testing
PGC’s CGL Lab Manager and Clinical Health Officer Dr. Marc Edsel C. Ayes explains the function of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory and its role in the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Dr. Ayes also provides a brief explanation about Mass Testing.
Give to UP hosts #PGCParaSaBayan donation campaign
The Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs Give to UP channel supports the Philippine Genome Center’s call for donations campaign: PGC Para sa Bayan—the call for donations aims to provide support for PGC’s COVID-19 Testing Laboratory (Clinical Genomics Laboratory) and will facilitate the procurement of essential lab supplies, additional equipment, and/or other necessary costs related to testing. The genome center hopes to maintain its operations and continue to increase its capacity as a testing laboratory.
PGC’s Clinical Genomics Laboratory certified to conduct testing for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) by Real-Time PCR
Upon completing and passing the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine’s (RITM) proficiency testing for SARS-CoV-2 detection by Real-Time PCR, the Clinical Genomics Laboratory (CGL) of the Philippine Genome Center is now certified to perform independent testing for COVID-19. The certification is released as of April 23, 2020 by the RITM-DOH.
Steps in using the locally made rRT-PCR Detection Kit
How does COVID-19 Testing work? See the general checklist and step-by-step procedure on how the COVID-19 testing works, using the Philippine-made GenAmplify test kit.