Mandates and Functions

The National Reference Laboratory for Environmental, Occupational Health, Toxicology and Micronutrient Assay (NRL-EOHTM) is an attached government agency of the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) established in accordance with Department Order No. 393-E s, 2000, dated November 14, 2000.


  1. Provide laboratory reference / referral services for confirmatory testing, surveillance and research
  2. Train laboratory personnel
  3. Maintain quality assurance program for laboratory tests through proficiency testing and
  4. Perform technical evaluation of reagents and diagnostic kits


  • Bureau of Health Facilities Services (BHFS) Accredited Confirmatory Drug Testing Laboratory
  • BHFS Accredited Water Testing Laboratory
  • PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Testing Laboratory


  • Department of Health (DOH) Proficiency Testing Provider for Water Microbiological and Drug Testing Laboratories
  • Technical Performance Evaluation of Screening Drug Testing Kits prior to product registration by Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Technical Performance Evaluation of Drinking Water Purification Device prior to product registration by Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health and Research (CDRRHR), FDA
  • Technical Performance Evaluation of Health Care Waste Treatment devices prior to product registration by CDRRHR, FDA.