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Solution to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2
Where to swab
Help protect your employees by identifying which surfaces in your facility may play a role in the onward transmission of COVID-19. Identify and list common areas where employees, vendors or clients gather or touch as they pass through your place of business.
Common surfaces include:
- time clocks
- doors & handles
COVID-19 surface sample analysis & kit
Molecular test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 in swab samples of environmental surfaces by real-time reverse transcription PCR. The nucleic acid is extracted, purified, and reverse transcribed into cDNA followed by nucleic acid amplification and detection. A positive result indicates the presence of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material.
COVID-19 surface sampling kit details
- each sampling kit contains all of the necessary items to take (1) environmental sample (or 5, ask about our composite sampling)
- 24-72hr turnaround time, 6hr turnaround available for samples received at the Houston food laboratory by 12pm (M-F)
Sample tubes must be refrigerated. Once sampling is completed, sample tubes must be stored below 8ºC. Samples should be received by the laboratory within 24 hours of sampling completion. Ice packs must be solid and frozen for shipment to the laboratory to ensure samples remain in refrigerated conditions during transport.
While SARS-CoV-2 spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs and handrails. People can become infected by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.