Zymo Environ COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Service

Track New Viral Variants & Vaccine Resistance with a Single Sample

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Affordable, Community-Wide COVID-19 Surveillance

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Track and monitor COVID-19 outbreaks in your community at scale, without the costs and resources needed for individual testing.

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Forecast COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution resources based on trends.

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Viral surveillance in wastewater also accounts for asymptomatic cases, many of which would not typically receive a rRT-PCR test.

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Viral RNA in wastewater can be found up to 10 days before symptomatic cases appear, giving you a head-start on controlling outbreaks.

Give Healthcare Resources the Earliest Warning Possible

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Note: concentration of virus in wastewater is not equivalent to the total number of cases or the amount of increase or decrease in cases within a community

Wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2 currently allows the earliest detection of COVID-19 cases and variants possible. Zymo Research's Wastewater COVID-19 Testing Service can detect cases and variants up to 7 days before symptomatic cases appear, affording more time to allocate vaccine resources, implement policies and adequately prepare hospitals.

Fast, Safe COVID-19 Monitoring

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Receive Collection Kit

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Collect Water Sample

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Ship Samples Back in Prepaid Box

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Get Email Notification with Report within 24 Hours

Daily Results Delivered Securely

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View Daily Case Estimates

Get clear, daily results indicating if COVID-19 cases are present. Daily case estimates are provided and are critical to outbreak management and prevention strategies.

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Track Daily Trends

Track SARS-CoV-2 levels at your facility over time and take action when levels start increasing to mitigate outbreaks.

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Track SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Detect and track concerning mutations associated with strains such as those found in Brazil, the UK, and South Africa.

Beyond Reporting

Get Step-by-Step Onboarding & Specialized Testing Recommendations

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Our Wastewater Surveillance team will provide testing recommendations based on your organization’s needs and CDC best practices. Get step-by-step help with sample collection, submission, and data interpretation.

Customizable Solutions

Choose surveillance options that fit your organization’s needs.

Daily Case Tracking

  • Daily Results Through Secure Online Portal
  • Trend Tracking
  •  Available in 3, 6, and 9 Month Packages
  • Custom Options Available
COVID-19 Variant Tracking

  • COVID-19 Variant Detection
  •  Receive Variant Report Every 1-2 Weeks Through Secure Online Portal
  •  Available in 3, 6, and 9 Month Packages
  • Custom Options Available
COVID-19 Case + Variant Tracking

  • Daily Case Tracking Through Secure Online Portal
  • Trend Tracking
  • COVID-19 Variant Detection
  •  Receive Variant Report Every 1-2 Weeks
  •  Available in 3, 6, and 9 Month Packages
  • Custom Options Available


How is the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 determined?
Zymo Research has created an RT-qPCR based assay that targets N1 gene specific to SARS-CoV-2. The quantification is based on a standard curve of in-vitro SARS-CoV-2 RNA diluted down from 5,000 copies to 8 copies per reaction.
The service features a sample spike-in control with 50k HeLa cells. The delta Ct between the sample spike-in and a blank spike-in extraction control must fall within a set parameter of a standard deviation of ≤1 Ct.
The service uses the Zymo Environ Water RNA kit for RNA purification.
The Zymo Environ COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Service is very accurate with reproducible results down to as low as 20 copies per reaction for our limit of detection.
If you see a viral surge appearing on your report, it means COVID-19 cases are increasing in the area you are monitoring. Often, users will notice a surge in wastewater before observing symptomatic cases and an increase in hospitalizations, depending on the size of the monitored area. Dedicated specialists will be available to walk you through next steps and provide recommendations.
We build in a redundancy feature in case groups want to revisit a water sample in a few months time. It serves as a COVID-19 backlog.

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