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Elevate Peace of Mind with Trend™ Environmental Germ Testing

Trend is an environmental surface detection test for SARS-CoV-2. Trend provides a testing service that is unique and limited to a handful of labs around the world.

Environmental transmission through shedding from asymptomatic carriers or fomites is leading to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in certain environments.

Community surveillance testing has shown that up to 40% of those infected with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic. While these individuals may not feel sick, they can still shed virus into the environment that may cause infection in others. Early detection of this shedding can be used as an indicator that enhanced environmental cleaning is needed.

Testing with Trend is ideal for high traffic locations to help validate and monitor manual cleaning processes. It will help identify areas that may require deep cleaning or you may find that your infection prevention protocols are effective and no further reinforcement is required.

Ideal testing environments are:
  • Front Desks
  • Nurses Stations
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Break Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Wastewater Sampling for municipalities

How does it work?
Trend’s simple swab kit does not require training and contains all the supplies needed with a step-by-step instruction guide. Once complete, your samples are sent to a laboratory and evaluated through a qPCR testing protocol for the presence of Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). You will receive a report within 3-5 business days once samples are received at the lab. All samples are analyzed on CDC recommended equipment approved by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization.

Testing Options:
Testing frequency can be designed to meet your needs. For example:
  • Single testing kits can include 1, 3, 10 or 20 swabs (1 swab per surface). These kits can be ordered periodically (weekly, bi-weekly) if periodic surveillance is desired.

Disclosure: This test is designed for environmental monitoring or for validation of manual cleaning processes. It should not be used for testing of humans or food products. It has not yet been verified for use in validating no-touch disinfection systems such as ultraviolet light disinfection or hydrogen peroxide vapor.

(Gudbjartsson DF, Helgason A, Jonsson H, et al. Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Icelandic Population. The New England Journal of Medicine 2020.)