Since we are still in the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the most important requirement when traveling, especially if abroad is a Negative RT-PCR test, taken at least 48 hours before your flight.
When I asked for tips in one of the groups I belong to, the requirements that I need for when I was looking for where to do our RT-PCR were: 1) Accepts credit card payment, 2) Near Bonifacio Global City, 3) tried and tested with its reliability, delivery of results and 4) possibly cheaper. All of these I got with Singapore Diagnostics.
We didn’t have to book for an appointment. They accept walk in as early as 7AM and their center closes at 6PM. We were supposedly coming in exactly 48 hours before the flight, right before their center closes,. But we chose to come in the morning instead as we worry that our flight might be delayed and when we arrive HK, the RT-PCR might have lapse already. We had ours 30+ hours before the flight and we received our negative results via e-mail 9 hours after.
The center was clean and they do the procedure in a small room. The medical staff was gentle, especially with Coco, since it was his first time to do an RT-PCR test.
RT-PCR is Php2,100 per pax, but for my mom with her Senior Citizen discount is Php1,680. You can also book them for home service with an additional Php1,300. They can be booked for company tests as well. Dial 8-SGDLABS (02 8 7435227) and book your RT-PCR, Antigen & blood tests with SGD Home Service team. Other services includes Antigen for Php660 and SGD Basic Blood test for only Php950
Established in 2013, Singapore Diagnostics (SGD) has grown to be among the largest laboratories in the Philippines. They have been processing laboratory tests for over 300 hospitals, clinic labs and healthcare institutions in the Philippines, SGD serves up to 50,000 patients every month. The company is a subsidiary of Pathology Asia (PAH), among Southeast Asia’s large medical diagnostic groups with laboratory, genomic and digital health operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.
SGD is DOH accredited, CAP accredited, and can be used for travel purposes. SGD is one of the world’s best labs.
For inquiries, you may call 8-SGDLABS (02 8 7435227) or visit their specimen centers. Visit this website for our branches: http://www.sgdlabs.ph/
📍 SGD Makati (where we had ours)
2/F Plaza One Hundred, V. A. Rufino St. Legaspi Village, Makati
Landmark: above Chowking and Starbucks | Grab Pin: Plaza One Hundred
📱 +63 9778511549 | Schedule: Monday to Sunday, 7AM to 6PM
it is definitely cheaper than before pero ang mahal pa rin ng PCR test, grabeh. it should really be part of your budget when you travel. how was your HK trip, mamshie?
Agree. Part ng budget talaga sya ngayon. Still here momsh! Tak8ng it one day at a time. Enjoying!
Hey, thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve always been looking for rt-prc centers especially when I have symptoms and know that I have been in close contact with a positive case. The cheapest I paid for this was 2500, but I’m surprised how this is so much cheaper!! Pwede ba to kahit hindi for travel purpose?
Yup pwedeng pwede kahit hindi travel purpose.
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