Public health studies show that testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 is an important epidemiological tool during the COVID-19 pandemic.1,2
The Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) test that detects and quantifies RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus in untreated wastewater. Supported by an industry leader with over 20 years of experience manufacturing wastewater testing kits, public health departments, researchers, and laboratories can confidently deliver consistent results to help protect their communities.3
- Validated protocol by manufacturer of market-leading wastewater tests, including the Colilert/Quanti-Tray method
- Built-in protocol flexibility for a highly dynamic matrix
- Validation on common RT-qPCR instruments3
- Highly sensitive RT-qPCR test, with detection of the N1 and N2 regions of the virus3
- Comprehensive quality-control protocols to ensure consistent results
- A history of an excellent supply chain: IDEXX Water has greater than 99.9% availability for key products3
- Sterile and consistent manufacturing facilities, compliant with ISO and GMP standards
- Technical support staff with decades of experience in wastewater
- Wurtzer S, Marechal V, Mouchel J-M, et al. Evaluation of lockdown impact on SARS-CoV-2 dynamics through viral genome quantification in Paris wastewaters [preprint posted May 6, 2020]. medRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.04.12.20062679
- Medema G, Heijnen L, Elsinga G, Italiaander R, Brouwer A. Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 in sewage [preprint posted March 30, 2020]. medRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.03.29.20045880
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim laboratory biosafety guidelines for handling and processing specimens associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/lab-biosafety-guidelines.html. Revised June 3, 2020. Accessed July 7, 2020.