New Swab Station in Malate, Manila

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The country’s first and only biotech company in diagnostics, Manila Healthtek Inc. (MTek), opens a COVID-19 Swab Station at Palacio de Manila parking lot located at Barangay 699, MH Del Pilar Street in Ermita, Manila.

The remote testing site will offer Department of Health accredited COVID-19 RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction) test for only P 2,950.00 per test. It will start on Apr. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Raul Destura, founder and CEO of MTek

“We want to bring accurate and rapid testing at a lower cost closer to the people. With the current surge of cases we are experiencing, testing is very crucial. The more we test, the more we get ahead of this fight,” said Dr. Raul Destura, founder and CEO of MTek.

The site was chosen by MTek to aid employees of manpower agencies servicing land-based and sea-based overseas Filipino workers who are required to provide negative COVID-19 test results for their employment; which, as well, is open to the community.

Drive-thru will be accepted.

MTek made headlines last year for developing the country’s very own RT-PCR kit, GenAmplifly, under the leadership of Dr. Destura, a multi-awarded microbiologist and infectious disease specialist.

Aside from the swab station in Malate, MTek is also offering home service appointments and testing at its laboratory located at 109 Brgy. Sta. Elene, Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue, Marikina.

To access appointment links, go to Slots may also be booked by calling 09171625531 for home service or 09171453521, 09171543522, or 09171575323 for on-site testing.

Results will be released in 24 to 48 hours. To inquire, call 09177041396.
 For more information, go to, email or call 9178057331.



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