Detection of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in sewage water
Orvion Udetect® COVID-19 provides the opportunity to detect the presence of COVID-19 in wastewater, sampling anywhere and analyzing the results in less than 2 hours. Analysis of the samples is done with RT-qPCR having two COVID targets (E gene and N2 gene), and one RNA extraction control target. The Udetect COVID-19 package contains all necessary kits and hardware to perform the analysis outside the lab. With Orvion Udetect® COVID-19 obtaining data on the current status of the pandemic is now possible.
Providing a more complete quantification of COVID-19 number of infections
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, daily counts of confirmed cases have been reported in real-time to control virus spread. However, undocumented infections hide the true size of the actual situation. Monitoring COVID-19 in sewage water has proven to be an important addition to monitoring the pandemic. The mobile technology of Orvion Udetect® COVID-19 offers the option to supervise hard-to-reach areas, without the complicated and expensive logistics for RNA analysis.
How the technology works
A sample is taken from the selected wastewater treatment plant and subsequently preconditioned. After that, filtration takes place according to the virus adsorption elution (VIRADEL) technique with an electronegative membrane filter (ENMF). Here, the virus particles are adsorbed to the filter media by charge interaction. Then, the RNA is extracted using the RNA isolation kit. After RNA extraction, samples are ready to be analyzed in the qPCR device. Contact us about Orvion Udetect® COVID-19