for the spread of emerging disease
Independent from the clinical diagnostic facilities Quadrant Laboratories built a state of the art environmental testing laboratory, performing over 5,000 wastewater tests annually for 70 counties and organizations across New York and Pennsylvania.
Environmental testing, a cost-effective public health measure
Currently the Environmental Laboratory tests for the presence and quantity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus relative to human population markers in wastewater. As emerging infectious diseases become prevalent, we will assess the feasibility of wastewater surveillance for the pathogen of interest. Wastewater surveillance as a public health measure can be a cost-effective, noninvasive method of mitigating disease transmission.