7 days Swab test results of returning Filipinos via NAIA to take longer as pre-processing back to manual —PCG MB
Swab test results of returning overseas Filipinos for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may take longer than the usual 24 hours or less as pre-processing of samples returned to manual, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Friday, Oct. 16.  “The PCG would like to inform returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) that, as of Oct. 15, the service has returned to manual pre-processing of swab samples collected at the one-stop shops at NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3,” the Coast Guard said. With this, real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results may be received within a day or two via email. It used to be released in less than 24 ... more