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New IDEXX SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Controls Introduced

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IDEXX has expanded the SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance test kit range by incorporating a Matrix and Faecal Control Kit, which provides a validated matrix recovery control and human faecal measurement for normalisation in a single, multiplexed reaction.

The EU Commission recommends both of these controls for providing actionable SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance data to public health officials.

IDEXX has worked with laboratories around the globe to accelerate the implementation of wastewater surveillance. The SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test offers standardised methodology, consistent results, and is supported by comprehensive IDEXX quality-control procedures and supply chain expertise.

In 2021, a Water Research Foundation (WRF) study showed the IDEXX test outperformed most methods on consistency of detection.

IDEXX introduced the Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test in July 2020 to support wastewater surveillance to track the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities. The Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test combines the company’s long history of developing PCR tests and over 20 years providing validated wastewater tests. The test gives consistent results that have been validated on real-world and geographically diverse samples.