Rapid Test Surface Ag 2019-nCov
Catalog number: R1310/30
The Rapid Surface Ag 2019-nCov is a rapid test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein Antigen (NP) in swabs of common surfaces, such as metal, plastic, glass, paper, and stainless steel. It is the first product for COVID-19 surface testing to utilize this innovative methodology.
The Rapid Surface Ag 2019-nCov is a valuable tool for several sectors enabling the companies to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities and maintain a safe operating environment.
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
Lateral Flow kit characteristics:
■ Lateral flow in dip stick format available in 10 and 30 test sticks
■ Easy-to-use method, no need for special equipment
■ Visual interpretation of the results in just 10 mins
■ Applications: Food industry, healthcare, hospitality, public places (airports, metro & train stations, malls)
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 4-30°C