LIST: Hospitals with RT-PCR coronavirus tests from P1,750 to P2,000

The Philippine government released an advisory listing facilities with the most affordable testing for detection of COVID-19.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in a press briefing on September 22, gave the names of the following facilities offering Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests that cost between P1,750 to P2,000:

  • Philippine Children’s Medical Center – Quezon Boulevard
  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute – East Avenue, Quezon City
  • Lung Center of the Philippines – East Avenue
  • Dr Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital – Caloocan
  • Perpetual Help College Center – Las Piñas
  • Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital – Pampanga
  • Western Visayas Medical Center – Iloilo
  • Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital – Cebu
  • University of Cebu Medical Center
  • Cebu Molecular Laboratory
  • Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center – Tacloban
  • St. Paul’s Hospital – Tacloban
  • Baguio General Hospital
  • Zamboanga City Medical Center
  • Teresita Jalandoni Provincial General Hospital – Negros Occidental

RT-PCR tests are considered the gold standard for COVID-19 testing in the Philippines. (FAST FACTS: What's the difference between PCR, rapid antibody tests?)

Private facilities also offer RT-PCR tests, but with a pricing that is said to be higher than the above-listed locations.

There are also locations where one can take a drive-through RT-PCR test. (LIST: Where to get drive-through coronavirus tests in the PH)

It is advised that one call ahead to your facility of choice to confirm pricing and schedule an appointment for the test, if possible. – Rappler.com