Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test

Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test

Principle: RT-qPCR detecting approximately 1 gene copy/1 ml wastewater

Automation: No

Suitability: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Capital equipment required: Yes


The Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is a real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) test that detects and quantifies viral RNA in an appropriately prepared wastewater concentrate sample. When used with the 105 ml concentration protocol, the lowest concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater that can be detected by the Water SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is approximately 1 gene copy/1 ml.

Key Points:


  • Validated protocol by manufacturer of market-leading wastewater tests, including the Colilert-18®/Quanti-Tray® method
  • Built-in protocol flexibility for a highly dynamic matrix
  • Validation on common RT-qPCR instruments
  • WRF Study confirms repeatability and consistency of detection. Click here for full study.


  • Highly sensitive RT-qPCR test, with detection of the N1 and N2 regions of the virus
  • Comprehensive quality-control protocols to ensure consistent results


  • A history of an excellent supply chain: IDEXX Water has greater than 99.9% availability for key products
  • Sterile and consistent manufacturing facilities, compliant with ISO and GMP standards
  • Technical support staff with decades of experience in wastewater
Company contact details:

IDEXX Laboratories Inc view full details
United States

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Tel: +[1] 207 856 0496