Resulta ng RITM study sa saliva-based COVID test ilalabas sa publiko sa 2022 — DOST

Resulta ng RITM study sa saliva-based COVID test ilalabas sa publiko sa 2022 — DOST

December 11, 2021 @ 3:59 PM 10 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Ilalabas ng Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) ang resulta ng pag-aaral sa paggamit ng laway bilang alternative specimen para matukoy ang severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV- 2) na nagdudulot ng COVID, ayon sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Ayon kay DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, ang naturang pag-aaral ay pinangunahan ni Alexander Sadiasa.

“Currently, the project team is still finalizing the study and the results are targeted to be available to the public by next year,” saad pa nito sa Manila Bulletin

“Determining its suitability would prolong the supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment) and swabs.”

“It is also a non-invasive procedure and reduces the risk of healthcare workers acquiring infection from specimen collection,” dagdag ni Guevarra. RNT/FGDC