On-Site Environmental & Employee Testing.
qPCR+ is a Real-Time PCR instrument used by leading research and testing labs around the world. The device detects SARS-CoV-2 with the same RT-qPCR technology used in COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
Swab high-touch hard surfaces such as door handles, keyboards, phones, armrests, and tables.
Place swab into RNA extraction solution, which inactivates virus and stabilizes viral RNA for transport
Prepare sample using test kit and place into Open qPCR instrument
Get clear results in under an hour. Software automatically analyzes control reactions to ensure quality
How does qPCR+ work?
qPCR testing involves cycles of heating and cooling that serve to replicate a specific DNA sequence (gene) from a target organism or organisms. As the target DNA sequence is replicated, the amount of a fluorescent tag increases proportionally to the replication of the target DNA sequence. This fluorescence is directly measured in real-time by the qPCR instrument.
The raw data result obtained from a test is known as cycle threshold (Ct). It indicates at what point in the reaction the fluorescence of the target increased above the level of the baseline fluorescence. Combined with a standard curve created using known concentrations of the target DNA sequence, it is possible to calculate the amount of gene copies present in the original sample, whwhich can be expressed as a concentration of gene copies/mL (or gene copies per gram or surface area).
With this data, operators can better understand which disinfection protocols are most effective, and adjust their sanitation regimen accordingly.
Historically, qPCR testing could be relatively complex compared to culture-based tests, but Sterilane qPCR+® provides a complete off-the-shelf solution with assay kits designed and optimized for identifying Covid-19 in Casinos, Hotels, Schools, and other large public venues.
How does qPCR+ differ from traditional testing methods?
Culture tests via plate counts and bug bottles have been popular testing methods. Trusted by technicians and managers for their high degree of specificity. However, qPCR+ provides a number of advantages:
Fast: Delivers results in one hour from sample collection
Flexible: Allows for analysis of multiple samples and assays in a single run
Specific: Screen for specific microbes, or groups of microbes significant to your process
Confidential: maintain complete control over the dissemination and distribution of test results.