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*Universal COVID-19 Viral Transportation Media (UCVTM) is formulated base on CDC recommendation.
Room temperature stable system maintains viability of organisms for up to 48 hours and does not require refrigeration storage prior to collection Universal COVID-19 Viral Transport Media (UCVTM) has been tested and validated in full compliance with CLSI M40-A2: Quality Control of Microbiological Transport System Standard
UCVTM has been used successfully for Rapid Antigen Testing, DFA, Viral Culture and for Molecular-Based Assays. Unique media formulation includes antibiotics to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, without affecting viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma or urea plasma. Universal Viral transport medium (UCVTM) prevents specimen drying, maintains viral viability and retards the growth of microbial contaminants. The Universal BioProducts virology lab requires specimens for virus culture be collected in the UCVTM. Tubes containing 2-3 mL UCVTM are used for swab specimens, while those with 5-7 mL VTM are suitable for tissue samples.
Universal COVID-19 Viral Transportation Medium is a prepared Liquid Culture Media that is packaged in a 15 Tubes. Viral Transport Medium VTM, 3ml fill, Swabs sold separately, order by the package of 20.
Intended use: Viral Transport Medium is recommended for the collection and transport of specimens for the recovery of viral agents including, but not limited to, COVID-19, Herpes Simplex Type I, Herpes Simplex Type II, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Echovirus, Adenovirus, etc.
Types of swabs that can be used:
Minitip for NasopharyngealStandard tip for oropharyngealDacron, Rayon, or synthetic flocked swabs are acceptable
Specimen type:Nasopharyngeal swabs: Insert swab into the nostril parallel to the palate. Leave the swab in place for a few seconds to absorb secretions. 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. Check for information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or with state and county public health laboratories for information that must be included with the specimen for testing. Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)