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12th July 2021  Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer

PREvalence ddPCR SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit Launched

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has launched its PREvalence™ ddPCR® SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Quantification Kit, a sensitive, accurate, and cost-effective tool used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a community’s wastewater.

ddPCR® technology is recommended in the CDC guidelines for wastewater testing, and use of the 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 along with software for automated analysis. The test runs on Bio-Rad's QX200™ Droplet Digital® PCR System, QX200™ AutoDG™ Droplet Digital® PCR System, and the QX ONE® Droplet Digital® PCR System. It joins Bio-Rad's menu of COVID-19 products that are 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.

Learn more about wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2

BIO-RAD, PREVALENCE, DROPLET DIGITAL, DDPCR, QX200, AUTODG and QX ONE are trademarks of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in certain jurisdictions.



Date Published: 12th July 2021

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