COVID-19 testing in sewage

Patient testing is limited, we need more ways to track COVID-19.

Biobot Analytics has built the largest network of communities implementing wastewater epidemiology to track COVID-19.
Learn more about our work.

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If you are a representative from a local wastewater facility, government official interested in having your community participate, or otherwise interested in sewage testing services please fill out this form.

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We lead the nation in wastewater epidemiology

We are a team of biologists, epidemiologists, data scientists, urban planners, and engineers.

We need to better track the outbreak

SARS-CoV-2 is shed in the stool of Covid-19 patients, making its way into our sewers. We analyze sewage to determine the presence of infected individuals and estimate the number of cases.

Data from sewage supports communities with:


Trend analysis. Determine when to safely re-open, and keep open, our communities and businesses through frequent sampling.


Early warning. Detect the re-emergence of Covid-19 in a population to rapidly take action and contain new outbreaks.


Testing at scale. For a fraction of the cost of mass individual testing, get an overview of the scope of the outbreak.

How it works

Program design: We develop the appropriate sampling program for your needs.

Sample collection: We provide sampling protocols, mail-in kits, and hardware.

Lab analysis: We isolate the unique genetic signature of SARS-CoV-2 and analyze the amount of the virus present.

Data analysis: Leveraging thousands of samples, we estimate the prevalence of Covid-19 in your population.

Data interpretation: Through data visualizations and weekly webinars, we provide expert customer support.

How to receive sampling kits


Identify the locations where you will be collecting your wastewater samples. You should have access to a 24-hour composite sampling device.


Fill in the above form to start your order process. Our team will follow up.


Biobot will ship you sampling kits and instructions.

Each sampling kit includes supplies for transporting one sewage sample, an ice pack, a return shipping box and label, and instructions.