Surface Swab Test
The Surface Swab test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus on all types of surface to provide you with confidence that the cleaning and decontamination methods used in your working environment are effective. The swabs provided are used to sample exposed surface areas in office spaces, communal areas (e.g. canteens, toilets, vending machines), production line, medical facilities, vehicles and general public areas.
The test screens for the envelope gene present in a broad rang of SARS-coronaviruses and then uses a RT-PCR test to confirm the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Once swabbing is complete they are sent to the laboratory in the packaging provided for analyses.