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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Drive Thru Saliva COVID-19 PCR Test Now Offered in Araneta City

Araneta City partners with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to open an accessible drive-thru saliva collection center for COVID-19 testing in Metro Manila.

Under the agreement, the Araneta City Bus Port (located along Gen. Romulo Avenue, in front of Ali Mall) is the designated drive-thru saliva collection site. It is open from 9 AM to 5 PM until August 2021.

“We are pleased to offer the Araneta City Bus Port as a drive-thru saliva PCR collection site. We believe that the Araneta City's strategic location will help PRC extend its diagnostic offerings to our people,” said J. Rowell Recinto, Araneta City Senior Management Consultant.

Mr. Recinto added that Araneta City will be closely coordinating with PRC to ensure the safe conduct of onsite testing.

PRC considers the COVID saliva test a breakthrough because it is less painful and invasive compared to the nasal swab test. It is also safer since riders no longer need to leave their vehicles, which reduces person-to-person contact during testing.

Those interested to try the drive-through COVID-19 saliva test at Araneta City may book their appointments online through the Philippine Red Cross.

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