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Frequently Asked Questions

The initial SuurAir consultation is critical to optimizing a facilities overall COVID-19 Risk Mitigation strategy and addresses questions such as:

  • How often should I test?
  • How many units I need?
  • Where should I place Units throughout my facility?
  • What do I do if I get a positive result?
  • And more . . .

Currently SuurAir’ Air Sampler is validated to detect Flu A/B, SARS-CoV-2 and/or RSV pathogens in the environment. The CUUR Health Science team is actively working on validating detection of various other pathogens at a clinical level.

SuurAir clients have access to robust, online dashboard 24/7 to access real-time results and reporting.   

Once samples are received by CUUR Diagnostics, PCR testing is typically completed and results available via you SuurAir online dashboard within 24 hours.

The goal of the SuurAir Epidemiology Team is to provide our clients guidance to slow the spread of the disease and lessen its impact. By leveraging results, case counts, and surveillance, our world class epidemiologists will work with clients to pre-define custom protocols for positive results to help risk groups stay safe in different settings throughout the facility. This guidance is constantly monitored and being updated as new information becomes available.

For information on the SuurAir process, air sample unit, or the sample cartridge, please contact our support sales team HERE.

The Air Sampler is designed to be compact and easy to move.  The device weighs 26 pounds and measures 14.5” x 14″ x 13″ in size. 

For best results, place the Air Sampler on a flat, hard surface approximately two to five feet off the ground with ample space surrounding the device to maximize airflow.  It is recommended to place the unit just outside congregation areas, in high traffic or ingress/egress areas.  Examples would include break rooms and cafeterias.

The requirements for installing the Air Sampler can vary by facility or even area within a facility. Two hours of air sampling can be enough in some installations yet high traffic spaces may require more air sampling. The SuurAir solution is designed to be flexible and includes pre-consultation and continuous monitoring to determine specific protocols for our clients.

No. Due to the sensitivity of our PCR testing, dust does not impact our ability to accurately identify pathogens.

The Air Sampler is designed to be easy to use and requires nominal training to operate. If a person can unlock a door, replace a lightbulb, and take a picture on a phone they can probably operate the SuurAir unit.

For information on the SuurAir process, air sample unit, or the sample cartridge, please contact our support sales team HERE.

For information on the SuurAir process, air sample unit, or the sample cartridge, please contact our support sales team HERE.

Epidemiology FAQ’s

The incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.

Epidemiologists investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health policy.

SuurAir’s team of epidemiologists can help guide you through the development of your COVID-19 mitigation and safety protocols, how to best position and where to setup the air sampler, and most importantly, what to do if your sample indicates a positive result.


In molecular biology Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests are used to directly screen for the presence of viral RNA, which will be detectable in the body before antibodies form or symptoms of the disease are present. This means the tests can tell whether or not someone has the virus very early on in their illness.

Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test). This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. It can be done in a clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital. Turnaround time for results is usually very quick and in some cases, results can be reported within 15 minutes.

PCR test. PCR testing offers the industries highest level of sensitivity and specificity. This test detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus – even those who have no symptoms. 

Yes. SuurAir uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and 97.4% of results are returned within 24 hrs. of receipt of the sample.

All PCR Molecular testing is performed by the experts at CUUR Diagnostics. CUUR Diagnostics, a division of CUUR Health, was founded by experienced medical scientists and healthcare professionals and utilizes industry leading equipment including Thermo Fisher and Hamilton Robotics. CUUR Diagnostics laboratories operate under CAP and CLIA quality standards to rapidly deliver high complexity qPCR molecular testing for Infectious Disease identification.


The SuurAir process includes consultation with CUUR experts, epidemiology guidance, environmental (Air) sampling, PCR testing, and expert scientific data interpretation of results posted to your personal Dashboard.

COVID-19 Air Testing with Confidence