COVID-19 Surface Swab Testing from Eurofins

Help your workforce return and stay COVID Secure in the workplace.

Eurofins is a world leader in the provision of clinical diagnostic testing and can now offer a Surface Swab Test that can be used to test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the respiratory disease COVID-19.

Using a simple swabbing process that you undertake in your workplace, this new offering from Eurofins gives you the ability to test environmental surfaces, quickly, easily and cost-effectively, and so supporting a safer return to work.

How does it work?

The Surface Swab Test is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus on all types of surfaces, providing you with the confidence that the cleaning methods used in your working environment are effective.

The swabs provided are used to sample exposed surface areas such as in office spaces, communal areas (e.g. canteens, toilets, vending machines), production lines, medical facilities, vehicles and general public areas.

Once swabbing is complete, the samples are sent to the laboratory in the secure packaging provided.

Here are the technical details:

Surface Swab Test
Scientific description Screen for envelope gene followed by confirmatory RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus
Potential utilisation Environmental test for SARS-CoV-2 to determine efficacy of cleaning regimes and general hygiene levels in office, communal and production areas
Operation Environmental surfaces sampled with pre-moistened swab
Speed of Testing 4 days* (3 days to screen for coronavirus, 1 day to confirm presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus)
Approved Tests Tests are run at a laboratory holding ISO accreditation. Swab kits are UN 3373 compliant

* Subject to change based on demand.

Please note that this service is provided by Eurofins Food Testing UK Limited and so you will be contacted by a member of this team rather than by Eurofins York.

Would you like to know more?

To find out more, please let us know your details and one of the team from the Eurofins Food Testing team will contact you to discuss your needs.

In addition to the Surface Swab Tests, Eurofins can also provide COVID-19 Workplace Safety Audits as well as Antigen and Antibody Tests. If you would like more information about these services, please click the boxes at the bottom of the form.