The battle against COVID-19 is still ongoing. Different areas in the Philippines are consistently providing new and innovative ways to curb the spread of the disease, and one of them is offering RT-PCR saliva tests for guests. RT-PCR saliva tests are less painful and more affordable compared to nasal swab tests but both give significantly accurate results.
More and more provinces are beginning to offer this alternative type of screening, and now, you can get an RT-PCR saliva test in Batangas. Through the Philippine Red Cross - Batangas chapter in partnership with The Outlets at Lipa, the province is now accepting patients who wish to get tested in their saliva collection site. If you need to get tested or if you’re one of the many people whose work requires travel, read and find out how you can avail a saliva test in Batangas.
Get Tested for COVID-19 and Ensure Your Safety
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Batangas Chapter, in partnership with The Outlets at Lipa and through its Lipa City branch, opened its saliva specimen collection site for RT-PCR testing last February 17, 2021. The RT-PCR saliva testing is held every Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, located at The Outlets in Lipa. PRC strictly accepts testing by appointment only and walk-ins are not allowed. Those who wish to get tested may book their appointments by calling 0998-957-0443. Testing fee is PhP2,000.
PRC also opened its first drive-thru RT-PCR saliva testing site in Batangas, specifically in The Outlets at Lipa. Testing will be open from Mondays to Fridays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To book an appointment, call 0998-957-0443 or 043-706-7893. PRC also only accepts testing by appointment to observe the safety of the guests. Walk-ins are not allowed. The testing fee for the drive-thru testing is also PhP2,000.
Results of the RT-PCR tests will be given after 24 hours to the guest’s provided email. For more information, visit Philippine Red Cross - Batangas Chapter or The Outlets at Lipa’s official Facebook pages.
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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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