Track New Viral Variants & Vaccine Resistance with a Single Sample
Affordable, Community-Wide COVID-19 Surveillance
Track and monitor COVID-19 outbreaks in your community at scale, without the costs and resources needed for individual testing.
Forecast COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution resources based on trends.
Viral surveillance in wastewater also accounts for asymptomatic cases, many of which would not typically receive a rRT-PCR test.
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
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
Receive Collection Kit
Collect Water Sample
Ship Samples Back in Prepaid Box
Get Email Notification with Report within 24 Hours
Daily Results Delivered Securely
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.
Track Daily Trends
Track SARS-CoV-2 levels at your facility over time and take action when levels start increasing to mitigate outbreaks.
Track SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Detect and track concerning mutations associated with strains such as those found in Brazil, the UK, and South Africa.
Get Step-by-Step Onboarding & Specialized Testing Recommendations
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.
Choose surveillance options that fit your organization’s needs.
Daily Case Tracking
Daily Results Through Secure Online Portal
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
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.
How does the service check for inhibition?
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.
What RNA purification method is used?
The service uses the Zymo Environ Water RNA kit for RNA purification.
How accurate is the testing service?
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.
My report shows a viral surge, what does that mean and what do I do next?
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.
Why am I sending two collection tubes and a bottle per test?
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.