COVID-19 Surface Swab Test Kits
Surface swab sampling of touch points can provide reassurance in your workplace and can also confirm the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection regimes.
Workplaces are prime sites for the spread of the SARS-Cov2 virus. Shared spaces with high levels of interaction and communal surfaces have increased amounts of microbial activity which easily spread from person to person.
Surface touch points in your workplace have the highest concentration of microbes. They act as vectors for the spread of viruses. Typical communal touch point areas include refrigerators, drawer handles, entrance/exit doors and kettle/coffee machines etc.
It remains unclear exactly how long the COVID-19 virus can survive outside the human body on different surfaces. Studies on other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS, have found they can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days, unless they are properly disinfected.
WHATS INCLUDED IN THE KIT?
Each kit includes 1x swab sampling system, illustrative step by step instructions and 1x pre-paid laboratory analysis service.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE RESULTS?
We aim to process samples and issue results in approximately 5 working days from reciept at our laboratory.
HOW DOES THE TESTING WORK?
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing methodolody used to identify the presence of the SARS-Cov2 virus follows the guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The result is specific as it identifies the presence of the Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) unique to the virus.
HOW MANY TEST KITS DO I NEED?
The aim of COVID-19 swab sampling is to target high traffic communal touch points, a typical small to medium sized workplace may only require 5-10 kits to cover the high touch points and validate that current controls are being effective. For instance, when researchers placed a sample of a harmless virus on a single doorknob in an office building, within two to four hours, the virus could be detected on 60% of workers, visitors and commonly touched surfaces.
WHATS THE COST?
Each test kit costs £131 + VAT (includes the swab sampling kit, laboratory analysis and UK postage)
TEST KIT ORDER FORM - BUY NOW
To order your test kit (s) please complete the order form below and make the required payment, we will then post you your test kit (s) within 2 working days.