Pasig City residents wishing to avail of the free antibody testing of the local government can now reserve their slot online.
Mayor Vico Sotto said Thursday that they have upgraded their system for the reservation of slots for the free testing by opening an online form, in addition to the two phone numbers that the local government has dedicated for the reservation of slots.
Last Aug. 13, Sotto announced that the city government would be providing its residents with free antibody testing for COVID-19 as part of its efforts to ramp up its testing capabilities.
For its free testing program, the city uses enhanced chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)—a type of antibody test that uses blood samples to determine if a patient has been exposed to the coronavirus and if he/she has developed antibodies against it.
Those wishing to get tested can fill out the online form through http://bit.ly/pasigcovidantibodytesting.
Aside from the online form, residents can still reserve a slot for the testing through 0928-2911716 or 0928-2911717 to book their schedule.
Slots will be reserved on a “first come, first-served” basis, and a medical evaluation will be conducted before testing, the local government said.
“Buhay pa rin po yung dalawang cellphone number na pinost dati kaso nagkakasabay-sabay kasi ang tawag kaya di nasasagot ng operator lahat (The two cellphone numbers that were posted before are still available, but because of multiple calls received at the same time, the operator can't answer all of them),” Sotto said.
“Dito sa online form mas madali naming masisiguro na first submit, first reserved (Here in the online form, we can easily ensure that those who will first submit the forms will be the first to be reserved),” he added.
The mayor said only 300 people can be accommodated daily for the testing which will be held at the Tanghalang Pasigeño, noting that the number does not include people with symptoms who also need to be tested.
Sotto had earlier said that testing will be done by schedule, stressing that walk-ins will not be accepted to ensure that people will not flock to the testing site.