We are Experts in Environmental Genetic Testing

Our mission is to make environmental testing as simple and transparent as possible

We are a client-focused, high-quality laboratory that is dedicated to providing you with the information you want with the confidence you need. Below are listed the matrices and targets we currently offer, but in most cases, if you can sample it and it is nucleic acid-based, we can test it. Read more below.

Matrices

  • Wastewater / Sewage

  • Surface Water (Fresh and Sea Water)

  • Groundwater

  • Soil

  • Sediment

  • Air

Targets

  • SARS-CoV-2 (N1/N2)

  • Norovirus (GI/GII)

  • Enterovirus

  • Adenovirus

  • Salmonella

  • Campylobacter

Lab Processing

Quality Control

Process Step Objective Quality Control Done at Stillatec
Sample concentration Confirm proper handling procedures and cleanliness of reagents Negative concentration control (NCC)
Sample concentration Ensure that non-detects are not due to losses during sample concentration Sample Process Control (SPC)
Nucleic Acid Extraction Confirm proper handling procedures and cleanliness of reagents Negative Extraction Control (NEC)
Nucleic Acid Extraction Confirm successful nucleic acid extraction Positive Extraction Control (PEC)
Reverse Transcription and genetic quantification Confirm proper handling procedures and cleanliness of reagents NCC + NEC
Reverse Transcription and genetic quantification Confirm successful reverse transcription and quantification SPC + PEC
Reverse Transcription and genetic quantification Confirm successful quantification of target Positive Target Sequence Control
Reverse Transcription and genetic quantification Inhibition control (RT step and PCR amplification) Comparison of PEC signal in NEC vs. samples informs about matrix inhibition
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