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New IDEXX SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Controls Introduced

IDEXX launched a new control kit for use with the Water SARS-CoV-2 PCR test kit.

The NEW IDEXX Matrix and Fecal Control Kit allows provides a matrix recovery control and a human fecal normalization control in one multiplexed reaction, making it easier to follow both CDC and EU Commission guidance.
Many of you may already be using the IDEXX protocols for multiplexed matrix recovery control and human fecal normalization. If that is the case, this material follows the same design as the third-party primers and probes you are already using. This new material comes in a ready to use kit, eliminating much of the reagent management that you currently perform.
If you are not already using the IDEXX protocols for matrix recovery and human fecal normalization, adding these controls to your protocol will provide valuable information on your complete process, from concentration through PCR results.
The IDEXX Matrix and Fecal Control Kit contains 100 reactions and includes a positive control with synthetic targets for SARS-CoV-2, IDEXX Internal Control, BRSV and PMMoV.