I had my COVID test with Al Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Inc (AMDLI) in December last year, and here is my review of their services.
It was the first time I had an RT-PCR, and I just had to as a preparation for going back home for the holidays. Just like you, I wasn’t sure where to start. The first thing I did was to check the list of clinics accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) as COVID testing laboratories. I was going back and forth between two clinics, but after looking for online reviews, I decided to go for Al Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Inc (AMDLI). There are two ways to get an appointment with them: (1) Call them at 0916-509-1689 or 02-8650-5733, or (2) book via their website. I was planning to share the step-by-step procedures on how you can create an account and book a slot on their website, but the site seems inaccessible today. So, I’ll just make a separate post for that once their web page becomes available.
I purchased the COVID-19 PCR Swab Drive-Thru for 2,800 a day before my preferred date in December last year. I paid for it on the same day through G-Cash and sent the proof of payment to the email address stated in the instructions. On the day of my appointment, I received a reminder and guidelines on how I could proceed with the Swab Drive-thru. We were already outside their clinic a few minutes before my appointment and called their number. Since I availed the drive-thru, I was advised to wait inside the car, and their nurse would go out to take the samples. True enough, a nurse in full PPE came out a few seconds after I hung up the call. He asked me first why I wanted to have a PCR test. I told him that I would be flying out to our province, and I just wanted to be sure that I was not infected. He immediately went back to the clinic after he took my nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimens and secured them in a sealed small container while I was inside the car. He returned to me to hand the official receipt and reminded me that the results would be available after 24 hours because that’s what I availed myself of. If you want to get the results sooner, you have to pay more. So that’s why I was surprised that in less than 10 hours, I had already received my negative results in my email.
Overall, I was delighted with how smooth my transaction and experience went with AMDLI. Although if I can suggest one thing, I wish they have a better place for the drive-thru test. Nevertheless, I’m giving AMDLI 10/10 and will recommend them to friends! Moreover, their rates are cheaper than the ones offered by other clinics. Obviously, their Rapid Antigen Test is way more affordable than the RT-PCR.
As you know, either our public or private testing laboratories are currently short-handed and dealing with many backlogs because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 infections, so your experience with AMDLI may not be as speedy and convenient as mine. Please be kind and considerate when dealing with them. For any other questions, please contact AMDLI.
Location: Blk 1B Lot 81 Marconi St. Cor. Gil Puyat Avenue, Brgy. San Isidro, Makati City
Contact Numbers: 0916 509 1689, 0917 703 3016, 0917 574 3435
Facebook Page: Al Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.
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