The Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) of the Department of Science and Technology Region VI (DOST VI) is composed of Microbiological Testing Laboratory (MTL), Chemical Testing Laboratory (CTL) and Metrology Laboratory (MTRL).
It provides laboratory testing and calibration services to industries, academe, local government units, private institutions and individuals in Western Visayas, and offers assistance to students (e.g. consultancy services and use of facilities).
These laboratory services are critical in the product development as well as quality assurance requirements of our micro, small and medium enterprises. These services are likewise very important to our public institutions and local government units particularly in addressing public welfare concerns and consumer protection.
The academe is likewise being supported in their research and development undertakings through these laboratory services.
The RSTL offers chemical and microbiological testing as well as calibration services. Its MTL and CTL are accredited by the Department of Health – Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau for drinking water and by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food.
Equally important, it is the first laboratory in Western Visayas accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry-Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, including its calibration services.
Among the wide range of analytical services capabilities that the DOST VI-RSTL offers are the testing of food and water, both for physico-chemical and microbiological properties as well as calibration services. (DOST-6/J. R. A. Gabiota)