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Virus Collection & Transport Kit

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VTM/VTM-N Collection and Transport kit is a ready-to-use system used for the collection and transport of viruses obtained from clinical specimens.
Product Description

CATALOG

No.Product   DescriptionCatalog No.Component
1VTM   collection and Transport Kit2118-041910ml tube with 3ml VTM medium + 1 Sterile (E.O.)   snappable swab + 1   biohazard specimen bag
22118-04125ml tube with 1ml VTM medium+1 Sterile  (E.O.) snappable swab+1   biohazard specimen bag
32118-04135ml tube with 3ml VTM medium + 1 Sterile  (E.O.) snappable swab+ 1 biohazard   specimen bag
4VTM-N   collection and Transport Kit2118-041710ml tube with 3ml VTM-N medium+ 1 Sterile  (E.O.) snappable swab+ 1 biohazard specimen   bag
52118-04145ml tube with 1ml VTM-N medium+ 1 Sterile  (E.O.) snappable swab+ 1 biohazard specimen bag
62118-04155ml tube with 3ml VTM-N medium+ 1 Sterile  (E.O.) snappable swab+1 biohazard specimen bag


INTENDED USE

VTM/VTM-N Collection and Transport kit is a ready-to-use system used for the collection and transport of viruses obtained from clinical specimens.

 

PRINCIPLE

The kit is available with VTM and VTM-N media. VTM medium consists of modified Hank’s-HEPES buffer solution supplemented with bovine serum albumin, gelatin, glucose, antibiotic and etc. It is osmotically balanced and buffered to maintain the viability of virus specimens during transportation to laboratory.

VTM-N medium consists of Tris-HCl buffers, EDTA and guanidine salt. The presence of guanidine salts acts as the protein deformers and nuclease inhibitors which makes the virus inactive, but does not affect the integrity of the viral nucleic acid.

The nominal formula for each medium is as follows:

VTM MediumVTM-N Medium

Hank’s Balanced Salts

Bovine Serum Albumin

Gelatin, Glucose

HEPES Buffer

Penicillin-streptomycin

Amphotericin B

Phenol Red

Tris-HCl Buffer

EDTA

NaCl

Guanidine salt


DIRECTIONS FOR USE

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  1. Peel off the pouch and collection;2.Put the swab into the medium;3.Snap the stick of swab;4.Screw the tube cap tightly;5.Label the specimen information;6.Put into the Biohazard bag.


STORAGE

Room temperature, optimum storage temperature is 5℃to 25℃. Do not overheat, incubate, or freeze prior to use. Improper storage will result in a loss of efficacy. Don’t use after expiration date, which is clearly printed on the outer box and on each individual sterile pouch unit and the specimen transport tube label.


LIMITATIONS

This product is not intended to be used for the collection and transportation of bacterial cultures. Repeated freezing and thawing of specimens may reduce the recovery of viable organisms

 

Note: The above information is for reference use only. Please refer to the product insert provided with the products before use.