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What is RT-PCR?

Real time RT–PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) is a nuclear-derived method for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus in upper and lower respiratory specimens.

How does real time RT–PCR work with the COVID-19 virus?

A sample is collected from the parts of the body where the COVID-19 virus gathers, such as a person’s nose or throat.

The real time RT–PCR test is highly sensitive and specific and can deliver a reliable diagnosis on average between six to eight hours. Compared to other available virus isolation methods, real time RT–PCR is significantly faster and has a lower potential for contamination or errors, as the entire process can be carried out within a closed tube. It continues to be the most accurate method available for the detection of the COVID-19 virus.

World Citi Medical Center offers RT-PCR test to help our community battle the pandemic faster.

COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test rates
Non-senior: Php 7,090
Senior/PWD: Php 5,701

Availability is Monday to Saturday from 6AM - 2PM by appointment. Results will be released after 3-5 days via email. To schedule, please call our ER dept +632 3438 4580 or +632 8913 8380 loc 181, 182 or 183 or 09338548613 / 09565371211 to schedule.