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15th February 2021  Content supplied by: LGC Standards Proficiency Testing

Are You Sure Your Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater is Accurate and Reliable?

As we move into the post-pandemic era, it is essential that laboratories monitoring SARS-CoV-2 levels in wastewater ensure their methods and results are reliable and accurate.

LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing now offers a new proficiency testing (PT) sample for the detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater by nucleic acid amplification testing. The sample is part of our Water Microbiology (QWAS) PT scheme. Participants will be sent non-infectious samples provided in a synthetic wastewater matrix. These samples are compatible with molecular assays that target CDC and WHO consensus gene sequence regions ORF1a, RdRp, E (Envelope), N (Nucleocapsid) and/or S (Spike).

Order online: https://qrco.de/AXIO_SARSCOV2

Proficiency Testing (PT) is a critical tool in ensuring laboratory performance is consistent and that measurements are accurate and reliable. Specified in ISO/IEC 17025 as key external quality assessment tool, PT can support any laboratory as they work to respond to the current pandemic in a variety of different ways.

LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing provides schemes with localised support across a truly global network. Great results are born out of confidence and by working with LGC AXIO Proficiency Testing you can have the assurance that your decision making is informed, reliable and effective.

  • Over 2,300 annual proficiency tests
  • Supporting over 13,000 laboratories worldwide
  • Serving laboratories in over 160 different countries



Date Published: 15th February 2021

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