Environmental Monitoring: The Proactive Approach to COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 is a recently discovered Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease. The virus has been shown to be transmitted via droplets, aerosols, and surfaces. Surfaces become contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus when aerosols and droplets fall from the air, or when touched by infected individuals. Studies have shown that the virus can remain viable and infectious on surfaces for up to five days.
Chai’s Coronavirus Environmental Test Kit allows hard surfaces such as desks, tables, phones, computer keyboards/mice, etc. to be tested for the virus. Absence of detectable virus gives confidence that cleaning and decontamination measures are effective, and can reassure customers and employees that a facility is managed safely.
Testing common, high-touch surfaces such as door handles and hand railings is especially useful in providing an early warning of infections in offices, schools, and senior care facilities. Viral detection can not only trigger decontamination measures, but additional controls such as diagnostic testing to get ahead of an infection.
The Coronavirus Environmental Test Kit uses the same RT-qPCR technology used in human diagnostic testing. Accuracy is assured by an extensive control system including positive, NTC, and internal amplification controls, and a UNG carryover prevention system which eliminates false positives.
The Open qPCR’s software automated test execution and result analysis, giving clear actionable results.