Virus Transport Medium (VTM)

Product Name:Virus Transport Medium / Disposable Virus Sampling Preservation Kit

  1. Content: 107mm*13mm 10ml Tube with Red cap, Clear or Red solution 1ml/2ml/3ml, nasopharyngeal swab or oropharyngeal swab
  2. Type:Activate (Clear) or Inactivate (Red)
  3. Package:Sterile, blister packing
  4. Intended Use:Only for collection and storage of clinical samples.
  5. Main components:Hanks, Gentamicin, Polymyxin B
  6. Storage condition and validity:5-25 ℃.
  7. Validity:12 months
  8. Instruction:
    • Open the package, take out the sampling tube and swab. Mark relevant information on the label of the tube or paste the barcode before sampling.
    • Collect the specimen with the swab from nose or oral.
    • After sampling, put the swab into the sampling tube and snap off the swab stick at the breakpoint.
    • Tighten the tube cap hard to ensure the cap firmly closed. The sampling tube with specimen stored in not allowed inverted and must keep the tube head up. Then should be transported to the laboratory within 48 hours at 2-8 ℃. The sampling tube with specimen stored in not allowed shipped by air.
    • If it cannot be sent to the laboratory within 48 hours, it should be stored at -70 ℃ or below, and the specimens should be sent to the laboratory within 1 week. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
  9. Attention:
    • The storage solution should not be in direct contract with the human body.
    • Do not immerse swab in sampling solution before sampling.
    • Do not use this product after expiry date or when the package is in damaged condition.
    • Virus specimen collection should be performed by professionals in strict accordance with sampling procedures. The specimen testing should be performed according to the laboratory safety requirements.
    • Please transfer specimen to laboratory within 48 hours after specimen collection. The storage temperature is 2-8 ℃; If it cannot be sent to the laboratory within 48 hours, it should be stored at -70 ℃ or below, and the specimens should be sent to the laboratory within 1 week. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
  10. References:
    • Standard Operating procedure of nation influenza center.
    • Wilhelm Kirch, WHO Influenza Surveillance Program [M]. Springer Netherlands, 2008.
    • Specimen collection and detection technique scheme for hand-foot-mouth disease.
  11. Manufacturer:Ybo Technologies Co., Ltd.