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.
Quadrant Laboratories performs wastewater and environmental testing through Quadrant Viral Testing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quadrant Biosciences.
Quantification of SARS-CoV-2 and cross-assembly phage (crAssphage) from wastewater to monitor coronavirus transmission within communities, Medrxiv, May 2020
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