Accreditation for the analysis of drinking water has again been granted by the Department of Health (DOH) Zamboanga Peninsula- Center for Health Development to the Department of Science and Technology IX-Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (DOST IX-RSTL).
DOST IX - RSTL has successfully maintained this Certificate of Accreditation from the DOH since July 2018. This accreditation is awarded every 2 years to laboratories in the Philippines who favorably met the technical requirements and standards set for a drinking water testing facility.
With the accreditation, the RSTL’s Laboratory for Drinking Water Analysis will be able to conduct tests such as Physical, Bacteriological, and Chemical Analysis on drinking water samples until 31 December 2023.
At present, the DOST IX- RSTL is one of the few labs capable of conducting drinking water analysis in the Region which is accredited by DOH.