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National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory

National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory

Established on March 20, 2002 as one of the national reference laboratories housed under the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory serves as the laboratory arm of the National TB Control Program, committed to provide quality TB laboratory, research, training, and TB laboratory network services to achieve a TB-free Philippines.

National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Philippines


Protect Filipinos against tuberculosis through the conduct of globally competitive research, training, and diagnostic services.


Locally and internationally recognized leading institution for diagnostic services, research, training, control and management of tuberculosis by 2022.


  • Provision of laboratory services (i.e., confirmatory testing)
  • Conduct of research
  • Training of laboratory personnel
  • Provision of proficiency testing on laboratory tests
  • Evaluation of test kits and reagents
  • Technical assistance to the Department of Health (i.e., NTP)

Certifications and Accreditations

  • PNS ISO 15189:2013-accredited
  • Provider of CPD-accredited training programs

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National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
9002 Research Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang,
Muntinlupa City, Philippines 1781




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