Test for the Coronavirus in Your Buildings
The ongoing pandemic makes it critical for facilities managers to keep their buildings and staff safe. They need to know that their facilities are free from infection. Social distancing and hand washing policies are ineffective if the virus exists in the building. Once the presence of the virus is confirmed, a remediation plan is needed. Get fast, accurate results with a coronavirus environmental test kit.
Fast Accurate Coronavirus Test Results
It is now possible to get accurate results from surface samples. For example, the coronavirus test kit made by Building Health Check tests for SARS-CoV-2, the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Not only that, but it is easy to use and delivers fast results.
Environmental surface testing is key to finding the risk of infection, prevention, and control. In fact, viruses spread through contact with hard surfaces found throughout buildings. These high-touch surfaces include:
- Doorknobs and door handles
- Counters and desktops
- Elevator buttons
Also, any shared office equipment poses a risk for infection as well as any surface that employees come into contact with throughout the day. Consequently, this risk increases in common areas such as hallways, stairwells, kitchens, bathrooms, and reception rooms.
Using a Coronavirus Test Kit
An all-inclusive coronavirus environmental test kit makes it easy to collect samples from high-use areas of their buildings. The kit comes with easy to understand instructions, a documented chain of custody, and a padded shipping envelope. Firstly, building managers collect samples using an aseptic swab (5- and 10-swabs kits are available). Secondly, they send the swabs to the EDLab for analyses. The Lab must receive the samples within 24 to 72 hours with the results available within 3 to 5 business days. Thirdly, if the samples test positive, the next step is to plan for remediation.
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. The test is precise, consistent, and repeatable. It uses RNA gene expression to detect the coronavirus in collected samples. The lab confirms the results using SARS-CoV-2 positive and negative control samples. Once testing is complete, EDLabs sends a detailed report within 3-5 business days.
The report issued by EDLab helps facilities managers develop their disinfection plans. In addition, it is also used to provide clearance for re-occupancy. Most important, however, is the comfort it gives building staff. The stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone. Knowing that the occupied space is free from infection puts everyone’s mind at ease. Even so, social distancing and other workplace protocols must be observed until this worldwide health crisis is over.
The Importance of an Environmental Test Kit
The coronavirus test kit has several purposes. It looks for COVID-19 exposure and tracks the success of disinfection efforts. It also supports clearance for building occupancy. Moreover, it makes staff and visitors aware that a coronavirus management program is in place.
Get Your COVID-19 Test Kit Today
The technology used 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.