We now offer Covid-19 Testing for your home or business. We can test the air, surfaces or untreated wastewater in you home or business for the presence or absence of the Corona Virus.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets. When someone with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks, these droplets are released and infectious droplets can be inhaled or they can land in the noses or mouths of those nearby. The CDC also states that respiratory droplets can land on hands, surfaces, and objects around the person when they speak or cough. Test results include both the 2019-nCoV_N1 and N2 markers of the virus. This is a qualitative presence/absence test.
Environmental Swab Samples
Recent studies suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may remain viable and infective on surfaces for hours to days, depending on the surface’s material type (fabric, tile, steel, etc.). Thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces are recommended by the CDC and believed to be essential in preventing the spread of infection. The presence or absence of the viral genetic material on environmental surfaces can now be directly tested with the new SARS-CoV-2 molecular-based test and used to demonstrate effectiveness of cleaning protocols. Test results include both the 2019-nCoV_N1 and N2 markers of the virus. This is a qualitative presence/absence test.
Recent Wastewater studies indicate that testing untreated wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 is an important epidemiological tool. We offer SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR sample collection for wastewater samples and designed to detect both the 2019-nCoV_N1 and 2019-nCoV_N2 markers of the virus. The wastewater SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test protocol has been validated by the local laboratory we work with, and features comprehensive quality control procedures to ensure consistent results. This is a quantitative test.Sample Analysis: The lab we work with employs a RT-qPCR test that targets the SARS-CoV-2-nucleocapsid N gene. This method is specified by the CDC and authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical COVID-19 diagnostics. Since the human RNAse P gene is not analyzed in our test, the RT-qPCR test can only be used for environmental testing on surfaces; not for processing patient SARS-CoV-2 specimens.
Air & Swab Samples: 5 Day Turn Around- $500
Waste Water Samples: 5 Day Turn Around-$1000
*Pricing includes all laboratory fees for analysis & and a detailed laboratory report.