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COVID-19 Air Monitoring

A new way to protect employees from COVID and its variants

Detect COVID in your workplace without individual testing

Continuously monitor indoor spaces
to detect infections early and stop the spread

A big change in COVID detection

The compact, powerful monitor runs throughout the day, circulating air through a filter that traps viral particles. Its small footprint and wide coverage area make it a simple, scalable solution for even the largest workplaces.

COVID-19 Air Sampler

Plug + Place

Simply plug-in the monitor and place centrally in work areas and common spaces. In an open office layout, a single unit can cover dozens of workspaces.

Office environment monitored using Coronavirus air monitor

We’ll work with you to design a coverage network that:

  • Adapts to your workplace’s unique needs
  • Maximizes protection for your budget
  • Helps identify who may be infected if COVID is detected
Office environment monitored using Coronavirus air monitor

A safe, comfortable workplace

Air monitoring makes routine testing simple, economical, and effective for any workplace. By testing regularly, you can detect infection in its earliest stages; protecting your employees from COVID, breakthroughs, and variants.

Proactive safety programs help employees feel comfortable and safe as they return to the office. By protecting employees at work, you’re also helping to protect their families and communities at home.

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with COVID-19 Air Monitoring

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Running an Air Monitoring Test

The Air Monitoring solution makes it easy for anyone to test samples with no experience or science background required. The test kits contain simple step-by-step instructions, and Quick Start Bundles are available that contain everything you need to start testing.

Simple Sample Prep

When you’re ready to test your samples, power-down the monitor, open the cap, and remove the filter. Follow the step-by-step instructions to prepare your samples in less than 10 minutes.

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Easy, Accurate Testing

Load your samples into the Open qPCR instrument and hit Start. Your samples will be analyzed using the same PCR technology used in diagnostic testing; producing clear, actionable results in 60 minutes.

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What if COVID is detected?

If your results indicate COVID is present, refer employees working near the monitor for diagnostic testing. When the infected person is identified, have them self-isolate until they’ve recovered.

Air monitoring is the new, proactive approach to COVID safety. Instead of reacting to symptoms as they appear and performing contact tracing, start regular testing today and stop COVID before it can spread.

COVID-19 Air Monitoring Quick Start Bundle
Contains everything you need to begin passively monitoring any indoor setting for COVID-19

COVID Air Sampling Test

Open qPCR instrument, dual channel

COVID-19 Air Monitoring Test Kit for 100 tests

AirPrep Cub Air Samplers, pair of two (2)

AirPrep Filters and Elution Kits, 50 sets

Live “Run Your First Test” Video Walkthrough

View all included equipment + supplies


Open qPCR instrument, dual channel

AirPrep Cub Air Samplers, pair of two

Mini centrifuge

10 μL, 100 μL and 1000 μL pipettes


COVID-19 Air Monitoring Test Kit for 100 tests

AirPrep Filter and Elution Kits, 50 sets

Filter tips for 10 μL, 100 μL and 1000 μL pipettes

PCR tube & cap strips

1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes

Add to Cart $19,640

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  • How does COVID air monitoring compare with saliva surveillance testing?

    Both COVID air monitoring and COVID saliva surveillance are forms of surveillance testing. Surveillance testing looks for infection within a group of people on a routine basis to inform health management decisions. For example when surveillance indicates infection within a group, individual diagnostic testing can be performed to identify and isolate the infected.

    With saliva surveillance, individual saliva specimens are collected from the individuals being monitored and analyzed. With air monitoring, people are passively monitored by testing indoor environments for the presence of viral particles in the air.

    Saliva surveillance is a more sensitive form of surveillance testing, but can be difficult to employ in practice:

    • Collecting samples requires the ongoing cooperation of participants, and people who forget to provide samples must be tracked down

    • Testing can be logistically difficult and costly, given the high number of samples involved

    COVID air monitoring provides a simpler way to monitor people without their active participation, and can be more affordable for large groups.

  • Can this assay detect Omicron, Delta, and other variants of SARS-CoV-2?

    Yes, as of June 10, 2022, we’ve performed BLAST analysis of available whole genome sequences, and the assay’s ability to detect all current WHO variants of concern, including Delta and Omicron BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, BA.4, and BA.5 sublineages is unaffected.

    The SARS-CoV-2 virus is constantly mutating as it spreads globally. We monitor sequences published to scientific databases such as GISAID on a regular basis and will update this FAQ as appropriate.

  • What is the difference between surveillance and diagnostic testing?

    Diagnostic testing looks for occurrence of COVID-19 at the individual level when there is a reason to believe an individual may be infected. Surveillance testing looks for infection within a population or community, and can be used for making health management decisions at the population level.

    For example, if routine COVID-19 surveillance reveals the presence of infection in a workplace population, management might refer individuals for diagnostic testing to determine who is infected, and could even elect to close a facility pending diagnostic test results to prevent further spread.

  • Can this kit be used for diagnostic testing?

    No. Chai’s COVID-19 Air Monitoring Test Kit is marketed for surveillance and research use only. It is not for use in diagnostic procedures. As collective air samples are tested, it is not possible to attribute detection events to individual people.

    For diagnostic testing, see our COVID-19 Saliva Dx Test Kit.