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Accreditation of Research Laboratories

Requested from DENR by J. Dancel at 03:52 PM on Apr 05, 2022.
Purpose: for research purposes
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 04/04/2022
Tracking no: #DENR-053533834858

Dancel 03:52 PM, Apr 05, 2022

Hi! I would like to inquire, what agency accredits research laboratories? For example, I would like to build a laboratory that would detect biologic agents such as viruses particularly SARS COV2 in wastewater. Which agency will accredit the laboratory? thank you

April 6, 2022

Dear Jonathan,


Thank you for your request dated Apr 05, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

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You asked for Accreditation of Research Laboratories.

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) at tel. nos. (02) 8920-2253 or email at

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JOCELYN B. DE LAYOLA                                                                                                                                             FOI/OIC-Chief Records Officer
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