Andersen Caledonia has pioneered surface testing in the UK in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But what do we offer customers in terms of feedback and response to sending swabs for our lab test? After a customer has shipped their completed surface swab to our laboratory at Andersen Caledonia, we conduct a lab test for the presence of covid-19. Analysis results will be emailed to the customer or uploaded to the customers online database account, within a 2 day period. The results will be in the format of a Certificate of Analysis. The limit of detection is that Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected/ not detected.
Unique to Andersen Caledonia, the result will not just indicate the presence of coronavirus on the surface but also the amount collected, giving indication of how heavily the surface is. This information can be found in the unit column of the table, the higher the copy number the more infected the surface.
The test is conducted at Andersen Caledonia’s UKAS accredited laboratory using a qPCR system to identify covid-19 RNA.
For more information regarding our surface testing capabilities please click here: Surface Testing at Andersen Caledonia
Click here to see an example Certificate of Analysis.