Eurofins Technologies launches tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces and in food samples (COVID-19).

Eurofins technolgies lanceert testen

Recently published studies suggest that SARS-CoV-2 can remain viable for up to 72 hours on various surfaces. The comprehensive VIRSeek suite of tests provides rapid tests to broadly screen for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, as well as verification of results with an independent test.

This enables organizations in various industries, as well as healthcare, transportation and many other environments, to help test, determine, monitor and ultimately enhance the effectiveness of the sanitary measures implemented, which will ultimately contribute to greater health and safety in these environments.

The VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Screen kit makes it possible to screen for the E-gene, which codes for the envelope around the viral shell. The kit has been developed as an initial screening test to be used in combination with the VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Identification Kit as confirmation.  A rapid analysis is possible in about 1 hour by RT-PCR.