SiREM Gene-Trac® qPCR testing and Gene-Trac® RT-qPCR testing is accredited to ISO 17025:2017 through International Laboratory Accreditation Corporation (ILAC) and Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA) for our Guelph, Ontario, and Knoxville, Tennessee, locations.

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Detecting and quantifying SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater and pooled saliva surveillance samples have become an essential tool in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. As a leader in environmental molecular genetic testing for almost two decades, SiREM is proud to offer Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 virus testing using leading edge reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) tests.
Solution-focused Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 tests helps your organization regain and sustain business continuity. Our suite of SARS-CoV-2 tests covers community-wide wastewater monitoring, small pooled samples of work teams, departments, residents, and other related groups of people and hard surface sampling to support facility health and disinfection efficacy.

Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 clients include municipalities, educational institutions and private businesses who integrate this technology into their safety and pandemic response management.

We offer specialized Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 Test procedures for:

Municipal or facility sanitary wastewater – To determine population or facility level prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 to provide advance alert of local outbreaks and time critical data to manage control measures such as mask mandates and business restrictions.
Pooled saliva surveillance – To identify SARS-CoV-2 in groups too small for effective wastewater monitoring, a presumptive negative test result indicates that no group member is shedding the virus, whereas a positive result indicate clinical tests are required to identify individual carriers.
High-touch surfaces – To determine the presence/absence of SARS-CoV-2 and to verify surface disinfection protocols-our unique sampling approach allows up to 80 sampling locations per test to reduce overall costs.

All Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 Tests Include:

  • Sampling kits provided and delivered promptly to your location
  • Comprehensive quality assurance, including positive, internal and negative controls to prevent false positives and negatives and increase data quality and interpretability
  • USA and Canada based testing and sample reception options
  • Responsive turn-around times from 1-3 days, depending on sample type, providing the information you need in a timely fashion

By participating in US and Canadian Interlaboratory Studies SiREM is proud to play our part in the implementation of effective laboratory methods for in the battle against COVID-19. Get the peace of mind that comes from the ability to effectively monitor SARS-CoV-2 in your community, business or institute.

For more information on Gene-Trac® SARS-CoV-2 testing contact:

IN USA Duane Graves  –  (865) 567-0060

IN CANADA Phil Dennis  – (519) 515-0836

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