Bio-Shield Surface Ag 2019-nCov
Catalog number: B7048
The Bio-Shield Surface Ag 2019-nCov is an ELISA test for the measurement of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein (NP) in swabs of common surfaces.
The test is intended for environmental swabbing of larger facilities & spaces and is adequate for up to 48 sample definitions at a time.
COVID-19, the disease caused be the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is mainly transmitted between individuals from respiratory droplets that are produced when coughing, sneezing, or talking. According to W.H.O. and the American C.D.C*. surfaces and objects are also a potential infection route of COVID-19 as infected droplets can land on them and individuals can be consequently contaminated by touching these fomites and then touching their faces (mouth, nose, or their eyes). What is more, several studies** have shown that virus particles found in respiratory droplets, can survive on plastic, stainless steel, screens, and banknotes, for many hours or even days, increasing the risk of infection in individuals.
The routine surface testing strengthens the existing hygiene measures and sanitation protocols by providing an early indication of COVID-19 contamination and reassuring the safety of employees, customers, and visitors in various sectors and places. Though the surface testing is complementary to the existing preventive measures, it is a necessary action that has to be taken in order for a company or organization to be fully compliant with the COVID-19 safety measures and protocols and to minimize the infection risk.
**Alex W H Chin,Julie T S Chu, Mahen R A Perera, Kenrie P Y Hui, Hui-Ling Yen, Michael C W Chan et al. Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions, The Lancet, Published online April 02, 2020.0
Van Doremalen N, Bushmaker T, Morris DH, Holbrook MG, Gamble A, Williamson BN, et al. Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1. N Engl J Med. 2020;382(16):1564–7.
Riddell, S., Goldie, S., Hill, A. et al. The effect of temperature on persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on common surfaces. Virol J 17, 145 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-020-01418-7
ELISA kit characteristics:
■ Quantitative ELISA test with single-break strip plate of 48 wells (6 strips)
■ Test time: 105 min
■ LOD: 0.55ng/ml and LOQ: 1ng/ml.
■ Compatible with automated ELISA systems
■ Applications: Food industry, healthcare, hospitality, public places (airports, metro & train stations, malls)
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 2-8 °C