Despite the COVID - 19 disruptions, the Department of Science and Technology XII - Satellite Laboratory (DOST XII SATLAB) at Calumpang, General Santos City remained committed in providing best laboratory services in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region. The Satellite Laboratory was granted continued accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of Micro-Biological Testing and Analysis by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB).
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an international standard for testing and calibration laboratories that mandates compliance to the general requirements for competence, impartiality, and consistent operation of laboratories, which applies to all organizations and institutions that perform laboratory activities. This accreditation is highly respected and recognized International Standards required of the Laboratories by the Global Customers.
DOST XII RSTL has Four Laboratories including DOST XII Satellite Laboratory. RSTL aims to provide timely, accurate, and reliable services to customers, using the latest analytical methods and procedures in accordance to international standards.
The approved signatories for the DOST XII Satellite Laboratory, in the field of Biological Testing, recommended by the assessors after the First Surveillance Audit were Ms. Samerah B. Macabalang-Datudacula, MPA, MSc., and Ms. Samsia L. Hadji Zaman-Socor, RPh, JD. The First Surveillance Audit was conducted on April 7-8, 2021 and as a result of certification, the scope of accreditation includes Foods and Water Specific Tests or Measurements.
Laboratory Quality Manager, Engr. Mahdali R. Alonto of the DOST XII under Engr. Sammy P. Malawan, CESE, DOST XII Regional Director, will always go along with its dedication, engagement, and hard work in the development and implementation of the laboratory management systems to provide quality testing and calibration services for customer satisfaction and confidence. The DOST XII SATLAB Manager and Technical Manager Ms. Samerah B. Macabalang-Datudacula’s Technical Know-How facilitated the laboratory accreditation under the 2017 Version of the ISO/IEC 17025.