MakatiMed warns use of Face Masks with Exhalation Valve

The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Department released an advisory disallowing the use of respirators and masks with exhalation valve among patients, visitors, outsourced service providers, employees, and healthcare workers. The advisory cited the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), saying that these respirators and masks with exhalation valve allows the escape of […]

MakatiMed offers 2 new CoViD-19 tests

Makati Medical Center, through the Department of Pathology and Laboratories, now offers two new test items: the Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total (Roche Elecsys) and Anti-SARS CoV-2 IgG (Abbott Architect).The two (2) new tests are used for the semi-quantitative detection (with titer) of antibodies including igG to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Both use Electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) […]

MakatiMed issues Visitor, Companion ID Passes

Visitors and companions of patients should now secure their ID pass when visiting Makati Medical Center after the hospital announced the implementation of the new policy. Aimed to manage the volume of patients and guests in the hospital facilities, the ID passes were updated for increased security and safety monitoring and to alert security and […]

MakatiMed requires RT-PCR testing for patient admissions

Makati Medical Center has implemented a new policy that requires patients for admission to undergo an RT-PCR testing. This is in light of the increased community transmission of COVID-19 and the incidence of presumed asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic COVID-19 individuals.​The RT-PCR test result of patients for direct or “pre-arranged” admission is valid for two (2) weeks […]

MakatiMed relocates Rapid Testing area

The Department of Pathology and Laboratories announced that the COVID-19 IGG/IGM Antibodies rapid testing area has been moved from the Main Auditorium to Extraction Area – Ground Floor, Tower 1 effective Aug. 4, 2020. The new Extraction Area is right beside the Makati Medical Center Admitting Office. The following should be taken into consideration: Hours […]