Rapid, on-site

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology

Results in just 2 hours

Faster, cheaper, easier

The challenge with previous methods for testing wastewater for COVID-19 is that the collection, extraction and concentration steps are expensive, complicated and time-consuming.

LuminUltra’s patent-pending innovation has simplified the process, resulting in a easy-to-use test that gets you results in hours – not days or weeks. Unlike other testing methods, no specialized equipment or lab expertise is required.

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Detect COVID-19 outbreaks 7 days sooner

By comparing SARS-CoV-2 concentration in wastewater using the direct extraction method to reported clinical cases across the same time period, the results of this study demonstrate the capability of wastewater surveillance to detect trends in community COVID-19 cases 7 days prior to cases being reported.

Rapid, portable testing

Gold-standard qPCR testing technology

Wastewater testing for COVID-19 is done via qPCR – the same technology used for clinical testing.

The LuminUltra GeneCount® qPCR device is rapid, portable, can be used on-site without a lab, and produces results in under 90 minutes.

Ask us for a complete list of industrial assays targeting additional microbes for system monitoring.

Only available from LuminUltra

A complete solution, available now

Other tests on the market only provide the assay and qPCR device. Only LuminUltra can provide a complete, rapid test for COVID-19 in wastewater.

LuminUltra was a key supplier of COVID-19 clinical testing reagents to the Government of Canada, and customers in over 80 countries trust our technology, production reliability and history of customer service excellence to deliver their essential services in a safe-state.

Sample with ease

Passive sampling with GeneWave

Collect a better, more representative sample with our GeneWave passive sampling device. Take the guesswork out of your sampling procedure and reduce costs – simply place it in any sewer or collection location and achieve continuous, passive sampling. Material easily flows through its porous exterior and uniform internal filter, ensuring consistent results every time.

Our exclusive case study explains how GeneWave was deployed for easy sample collection on a cruise ship to perform SARS-CoV-2 wastewater testing.


Mail-in testing services with qPCR & NGS

Let us do the testing for you. Targets include SARS-CoV-2 and associated variants and Monkeypox. Collect your sample, preserve it, and send it to us for analysis using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and targeted qPCR testing. Interpret your results through our online platform, myLuminUltra.


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