Transport Media Viral Transport Tubes

Medium Beige Tube Format

  • Swabs sold separately
  • Hardy Diagnostics Viral Transport Medium is recommended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens for the recovery of viral agents including, but not limited to, Herpes Simplex Type I, Herpes Simplex Type II, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Echovirus, Adenovirus, etc
  • For use with nasopharyngeal swabs: Insert swab into the nostril parallel to the palate; leave the swab in place for a few seconds to absorb secretions
  • For use with oropharyngeal swabs (e.g. throat swabs): Swab the posterior pharynx, avoiding the tongue
  • All specimens should be shipped in compliance with all federal, state, hospital, or public health laboratory guidelines
  • Viral Transport Medium consists of Modified Hank’s Balanced Salt Solution, supplemented with animal protein and sucrose for virus stabilization
  • A buffer solution is used to maintain pH at 7.3 +/- 0.2; Phenol red is the pH indicator
  • Selective agents are added to inhibit bacterial and fungal contaminants
  • The medium acts as a cryoprotectant to ensure virus stabilization through freezing and thawing

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Item # 1162490
Manufacturer # R99
Manufacturer Hardy Diagnostics
Country of Origin United States
Application Transport Media
Color Beige
Cultivation or Test Type Recommended for the Collection and Transport of Clinical Specimens for the Recovery of Viral Agents
Dimensions 15 X 120 mm
Format Tube Format
Product Dating McKesson Acceptable Dating: we will ship >= 60 days
Storage Requirements Requires Refrigeration
Type Viral Transport Medium
UNSPSC Code 41104116
Volume 3 mL Fill

Additional information

Test Type

Anaerobic Media, Viral Transport Medium


3 mL, 7 mL


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