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13th November 2023  Content supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories

PREvalence ddPCR SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit Contributes to Public Health

Bio-Rad Laboratories’ PREvalence ddPCR SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit demonstrated early on the value of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) for tracking COVID-19 outbreaks. It is a sensitive, accurate, and cost-effective tool used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a community’s wastewater weeks to months before reports of the first clinical cases emerge.

ddPCR™ technology is recommended in the CDC guidelines for wastewater testing, and the use of the ddPCR technology has been published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a dependable method to quantify viruses in wastewater.

The PREvalence ddPCR SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit includes all reagents needed to detect the virus in wastewater and automated analysis software. The test runs on Bio-Rad's QX200™ Droplet Digital™ PCR System, QX200 AutoDG™ Droplet Digital PCR System, QX600™ Droplet Digital PCR System, and the QX ONE™ Droplet Digital PCR System. It is part of Bio-Rad's menu of COVID-19 products being used in the global fight against COVID-19. Other products include molecular qPCR and ddPCR instruments and assays, antibody tests, quality controls, and ddPCR assays to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.

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Date Published: 13th November 2023

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