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IndoorDoctor One Of The First Private Companies To Surface Test COVID-19 Virus

March 28, 2020

IndoorDoctor is helping to flatten the COVID-19 virus curve. IndoorDoctor is one of the first private companies nationwide to offer surface sampling for the COVID-19 virus. We strongly support the need for validating the overall sanitation process.

COVID-19 Facts

While there are many unknowns about the societal effects of COVID-19—including how many US casualties will result, how long before a vaccine is available, and when schools and business will re-open—the molecular science is definite: the coronavirus is .06-.14 micons and able to be diagnosed via swap and laboratory analysis.

A US National Institutes of Health (NIH) study shows that the coronavirus can remain airborne for several hours.  The virus can survive on cardboard for up to 24 hours and 2-3 days on plastics and other surfaces.

The Importance of Surface Testing For COVID-19 Virus

IndoorDoctor’s COVID-19 Virus test verifies or rules out the presence of coronavirus on surfaces (such as doors, furniture, cars, office desks, etc.). This will be particularly important in health care settings, offices, restaurants, and schools as they reintegrate groups back into their facilities. IndoorDoctor’s coronavirus surface testing measures the effectiveness of cleaning and sanitization efforts. We hear a lot in the news about cleaning crews sanitizing surfaces, but little about how effectual these measures actually are against the current pandemic. IndoorDoctor can validate these cleaning approaches with independent laboratory-based evidence.

How Do We Test?

IndoorDoctor collects surface samples for a four-part processing using the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique.  PCR amplifies trace amounts of DNA (and in some instances, RNA) located in or on almost any liquid or surface where DNA strands settle. The key to understanding PCR is to know that every human, animal, plant, parasite, bacterium, or virus contains genetic material such as DNA (or RNA) sequences (nucleotide sequences or pieces of DNA or RNA) that are unique to their species, and to the individual member of that species. Consequently, if a sample contains segments of DNA or RNA, PCR is a method used to amplify (make many more identical copies) of these unique sequences so they can then be used to determine with a very high probability the identity of the source (a specific person, animal, or pathogenic organism) of the trace DNA or RNA found in or on almost any sample of material.

Flattening The Coronavirus Curve

Coronavirus surface testing can help prevent further transmission of COVID-19 now. IndoorDoctor is proud to provide business patrons, health care and dental patients, students and employees peace of mind when they return to their workspaces. It is not only a quality control measure, but an active way to flatten the increasing curve of COVID-19 diagnoses.

Cleaning Verification

Additionally, IndoorDoctor can instantly validate your cleanliness process using the same method the CDC uses to monitor and improving environmental cleanliness. We get results in 15 seconds on critical touch points like school desks, cafeteria surfaces, bathrooms, locker rooms and other high-risk areas using our ATP Cleaning Verification System.  The detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) determines if surfaces are truly clean. Studies have shown that measuring your cleaning process will increase effectiveness by more than 42%.

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