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PUBLIC NOTICE: TESTING FOR COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health and PAHO/WHO would like to inform the general public that the National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) is solely authorized to test for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This facility also is the only one in Guyana with the capacity to perform the approved test. Any suspected case should be tested   using available molecular test at the NPHRL. The NPHRL provides the specific procedures for collection of samples and can also request for testing to be done

Suspected cases can fall within three categories. These categories specifically includes patient with acute respiratory illness , travel history to country reporting local transmission, persons who have been in contact with confirm cases among  other clinic outlines prompting a test.s, Director of the local laboratory said Saturday.

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Who's Who in Public Health

  • Hon. Volda Lawrence - Minister of Public Health
    Hon. Volda Lawrence - Minister of Public Health
  • Dr. Shamdeo Persaud-Chief Medical Officer
    Dr. Shamdeo Persaud-Chief Medical Officer
  • Karen Campbell-Deputy Chief Medical Officer
    Karen Campbell-Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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