Virus Transport Medium RT (VTM)

Virus Transport Medium RT (VTM)

BM1673 Virus Transport Medium (VTM) is a balanced medium for the transportation of viral samples (with or without a swab).
The inclusion of Hanks balanced salt solution produces an isotonic medium with buffer capacity to maintain pH, provide essential mineral salts, and a visual pH indicator.
Bovine serum albumin is present to help stabilise virus particles.
Gentamicin & amphotericin B are added to prevent growth of bacteria and fungi that may be present in the specimen.

• 3ml in self-standing M043 Tube
• Aseptically filled
• Red cap with swab capture point
• Non-hazardous
• Storage: 2-25°C
• Shelf life: 365 days
• Diagnostic processing should commence within 72hrs of sample collection. Medium is suitable for analysis via molecular (eg PCR), cell culture and immunofluorescence testing procedures.

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Organisms Ref. No Result
Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 Inhibited
Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 12981 Inhibited
Candida albicans ATCC 10231 Inhibited