The Alviar group of laboratories started in 1972 when Faustino G. Alviar, a US Trained Medical Technologist, established the very first Alviar laboratory in Paco Manila ( Biomedical Laboratory).
Since the beginning its objective is to deliver fast and accurate results yet reasonably priced for every Filipino family. F.G. Alviar also established the "Watch-Your-Health-Movement" medical mission program on the same year. The program involves sending a team of dedicated medical technologists to far-flung provinces to provide low cost diagnostic testing. Due to its unique “Alviar" way of service
" The department of health not only endorse unstintingly this humanitarian undertaking but also strongly recommends its patronage by the public" - Health Secretary Clemente Gatmaitan MD c. 1970s
The laboratory quickly gained popularity. Hence, St John Medical Laboratory in Makati were stablished. Constantly improving and expanding its services, its Makati branch is now a one-stop-shop medical hub. Services includes multi-specialty clinics, drug testing, Xray, ultrasound and 2D-Echocardiography.
In 1984 Manila Archbishop of Manila, Jaime L Cardinal Sin wrote a Thank You Letter to Mr.Alviar for the laudable humanitarian projects.
In 1992 FG Alviar Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. established in Sucat.
In 2013 another branch was established in Filinvest Alabang - Alviar Medical Laboratories, Inc.
With its socio-civic programs such as “Preventive Healthcare Lay Fora", “10+4 Free Medicine Program”, “Free Medical Consultation”, and “Alaga Para sa Edukasyon Program”. The Alviar group of laboratories will continue to innovate and go beyond on “being just another diagnostic laboratory".In every Alviar Medical Laboratory - technology meets humanity.... that’s the Alviar way of service.