Covid Air Quality and Surface Contamination Test
Adapting to the challenges caused by COVID-19 has been an issue for every industry across the globe and is the defining problem of the 21st Century so far. Sysco Environmental are doing what we can to help you react accordingly, control your environment, and protect the people around you. This now includes an air test which is specifically designed to test for the presence of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in addition to our surface testing. This air test could be a critical tool for facilities to begin to get back to their normal working conditions through preventing further infection, showing a commitment to health and safety, and returning their productivity in a post-pandemic world.
How does the tests work?
The sampling method used for our air tests is the same as our normal indoor air quality test, such as for volatile organic compounds by using a standard sampling pump attached to a special container known as a cassette. By pumping air into the cassette for several hours we get a clear picture of the air quality in the room tested in question. Once enough air has been collected (which takes somewhere between 4-6 hours) the samples are then shipped to a specialised laboratory for analysis. Our experienced and credited laboratory partners offer expedited turnaround time that enables clients to rapidly access actionable results through our reports.
In the COVID-19 surface tests, Sysco Environmental use a special pre-packaged swab in a screw-cap vial containing a buffer solution to collect samples. The swab is connected to a vial cap and is used to swab a small surface in a zig-zag pattern to achieve maximum coverage. After waiting about 10 seconds, the same area is swabbed again. The swab is returned to the vial and shipped to our lab for analysis.
Who performs the sampling?
Sysco Environmental have a small team of highly trained hygienists with specialised knowledge on how to collect samples safely and in line with all appropriate protocols, especially important when dealing with COVID-19. This in-depth knowledge and experience mean you can trust the validity of the results. Naturally all our operatives are equipped with all the necessary PPE equipment in line with the latest guidelines to keep both you and them safe.
Where do you cover?
We understand how important it is for your business to remain as functional as possible in these challenging times so can offer this service to all customers in mainland United Kingdom.
How do I find out more?
To find out more about how Sysco Environmental can help you with your COVID-19 testing requirements, please contact us either via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01709 931028 and one of our friendly and experienced team will be happy to help.