The government of Metro Manila has created a drive-thru Covid-19 Rapid testing at the Quirino Granstand allowing anyone they can occupy in a day to get a result.
They have put up lanes for people in four wheels and there is also a lane for two wheels.
I honestly applaud this kind of move. Finally, someone got the balls to do it. It was an initiative of Mayor Isko Moreno and he said everyone even non-Manileños can get tested.
Meanwhile , it has been frequent in my timeline to see the cost of getting tested and honestly, the ones I’ve been seeing are a bit pricy, ranging from Php5,000 to Php12,000 .
Last month, June 12,2020 to be exact, I got tested for Covid-19 IgG/IgM Rapid at High-Precision Diagnostic Center at Pioneer Center in Mandaluyong and I only paid Php2,000 for it.
I got tested because my new condo required me and all of my household, including my daughter and Yaya to get tested and should have a negative result before getting allowed to move-in.
As you may have guest I was tested for Covid-19 Rapid and the result is negative. Their result is available online and can be viewed if you have your patient ID with you. I just viewed mine and it’s still there.
Here’s what my Covid-19 Rapid test result looks like :
COVID-19 IgG/IgM (Rapid)
COVID-19 IgG Antibody NEGATIVE
COVID-19 IgM Antibody NEGATIVE
A negative test result does not rule out the possibility of an infection with SARS CoV 2.Samples from the early phase can yield negative findings.This test cannot be used to diagnose an acute infection.A PCR test may be recommended by your Doctor.
It means this us not the absolute test but can be used to see if you have anti-bodies or not which can mean you may have been infected before if you test positive and have developed anti-bodies. Both negative will mean you never had been infected at all.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to getting a Covid-19 Rapid test, I suggest you visit a High Precision Diagnostic Center near you. You may visit their website at https://www.hi-precision.com.ph/home.do
Here’s a vlog I did when we had our testing and when I got the result;
Btw, kung kaya Ng Manila na magpalibre ng Covid-19 Rapid test, bakit ang national goverrnemnt nagdadamot? Ayaw daw nila mass testing kasi magastos, eh bakit sa Manila kinaya magbigay Ng mass testing .
Btw, sa mga hindi parin nakakaintindi kung ano ang mass testing eto ang maliwanag na paliwanag :
Edit: Questions !
1) Anong diffence ng testing na Ito sa nirerequire sa work? Accredited ba ito Ng government?
Pareho Lang Ito Ng Rapid Testing Ng government na blood samples na vial na malaki ginagamit. Hindi Ito Yung parang pregnancy kit. Accedited Ito Ng government, maraming company nagpapatest dito by schedule.
Tatanungin ka Rin nila para saan Ang test at Kung kailangan mo Ng doctors interpretation.