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Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater with qPCR

Optimize qPCR for wastewater analysis and surveillance.


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COVID-19 reports often understate the true prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within a community since they rely on hospitalization, diagnostic testing, and self reporting. Wastewater offers another avenue for monitoring a community's viral load. Even low concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be detected in untreated sewage, but measuring SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in wastewater is not a simple process.

Download this application note from Analytik Jena to discover how automation helps streamline and optimize qPCR workflows for wastewater SARS-CoV-2 surveillance.