This proposed International Standard gives a method to detect SARS-CoV-2 and its variants as well as other viruses in waste water. This standard is intended to provide a cost effective, rapid and reliable detection of SARS- CoV-2 in the population and to deliver relevant information of an increased genomic and epidemiological virus emergence. Waste water monitoring should be considered as a complementary and independent approach to COVID-19 surveillance and testing strategies. The analysis method refers to the recommendation of the EU Commission to EU Member States and is based on the detection of genes by RT-PCR and gene sequencing methods.
Status: Under development
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 147/SC 4 Microbiological methods
- ICS :
This standard contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
ISO/AWI 7014Stage: 20.00
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