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Covid swab test in Dumaguete

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by billm, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. billm

    billm DI New Member

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    This should be simple. Perhaps I'm missing it. A Dumaguete friend is showing some Covid symptoms. Is there a place he can he get a swab test? Waiting in line would be OK if I could tell him where to go. I'd like to avoid his having to go place to place to place; just have one place to go.

    Advice would be most appreciated.

    Thanks,

    billm
     
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    Firstly, I think someone should check on your friend's behalf with the barangay and then possibly at the hospitals as he/she could be a spreader and should not go out if avoidable or unless medically approved.

    I understand that Provincial hospitals do this test free of charge - but your friend (or friend of) would have to check the local one. Failing that, the obvious ones would be SUMC, ACE (Daro), Doctors' (not sure of the full name) on the National Highway going from Dumaguete to Sibulan Market.
     
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    In Bacong, barangays have an assigned health worker (not a nurse) and the community center has a health clinic. Dumaguete has a health center.
     
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    Many thanks to all of you.

    Hoping for the best.

    billm
     
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    People have started buying their own swab test kits so they can monitor their households. They don’t want to get the DOH nor the LGU involved because if they turn out to be positive, they don’t want to be taken away to some dodgy quarantine facility or spend a lot of money doing their quarantine at some accredited hotel when most are just asymptomatic and they can just quarantine at home and isolate themselves in one room. So they buy these antigen kits to see if they’re reactive. If they are and exhibiting symptoms, that’s when they inform the LGU and they get swabbed with the RT PCR to validate their antigen results.

    I’m not selling the kits, but if any of you need them, a shop is selling them on Facebook. Yana Dumaguete. I recommend the brand Abbott for the nasal antigen. It’s the most accurate out of them all.
     
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    Do you have a link to that antigen test kit seller? Tks
     
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    What do these cost?
     
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    Copying you the message the seller sent me last week when I inquired.

    Antigen test kits

    Abbott Nasal(1 inch insertion only)
    550 per kit
    480 per kit if 1 box(25 kits)

    Joinstar Saliva
    400 per kit
    350 per kit if 1 box(25 kits)

    Clungene Nasal(1 inch insertion only)
    270 per kit
    220 per kit if 1 box(25 kits)

    Pickup: near convention center, macias
     
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