Benguet Laboratories has released a notice to the public regarding fake Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
test results bearing its logo.
According to the notice, Benguet Labs only conducts Rapid Antigen Tests for COVID-19 and does not perform RT-PCR tests.
Negative RT-PCR Results are one of the requirements needed upon entry to the City of Baguio as well as in other local government units due to its ability to detect a COVID-19 infection even before the person becomes infectious, allowing early isolation and prevention of transmission.
As part of the city’s aggressive community testing, free RT-PCR testing for essential workers will be conducted from April 15-17.