The ongoing pandemic makes it critical for facilities managers to keep their buildings and staff safe. They need to know if their facilities are free from infection. It is now possible to get fast, accurate IAQ results with an easy-to-use coronavirus test kit. The test kit, made by Building Health Check, tests for SARS-CoV-2, the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Environmental surface testing is key to assessing the risk of infection, prevention, and control. Viruses spread through contact with hard surfaces. This includes doorknobs and door handles, railings, counters and desktops, and shared office equipment. Common areas such as hallways, stairwells, kitchens, bathrooms, and reception areas are at high risk of spreading infection.
An all-inclusive coronavirus environmental test kit makes it easy for facilities managers to collect samples from high-use areas of their buildings. Samples get collected using an aseptic swab (5- and 10-swabs kits are available). Building managers use the swabs to collect samples and then send them to the EDLab for analyses within 24-72 hours.
EDLabs is an accredited lab that performs testing for the presence of the coronavirus. The microbiologists at the lab developed the test in partnership with Building Health Check to be precise, consistent, and repeatable. The test uses RNA gene expression to detect the coronavirus. After testing, EDLabs sends a detailed report within 3-5 business days.
The coronavirus test kit has multiple purposes. It performs biosurveillance for COVID-19 exposure. It monitors the effectiveness of disinfection and decontamination efforts. It supports clearance for building occupancy. The most important aspect of the test kit is that it provides reassurance that a coronavirus management program is in place.
The cutting-edge technology developed by EDLabs and Building Health Check takes the guesswork out of the equation. The coronavirus environmental test kit is a fast, easy DIY solution that gives building managers the information they need to take action and keep buildings and occupants safe. For more information or to purchase a coronavirus test kit, call us at 727-572-4550.