During the COVID-19 outbreak, the success of SARS-CoV-2 identification is primarily indicative of the quality of the material and the parameters in which it is handled and stored before even being processed in the laboratories. With the emerging cases of the new variant of coronavirus- Omicron, the need for Viral Testing Media (VTM) is soaring high in the healthcare industries and diagnostic services.
Here are a few things that you should know before procuring VTM kits:
What are the components of VTM?
Viral Transport Medium (VTM) enables the safe transmission of viruses, chlamydia, and mycoplasma for further research, such as traditional cell culture procedures, diagnostic testing, and molecular biology approaches.
Readily available viral transport media comes in a screw cap plastic tube with antibiotics and buffering proteins (serum or albumin). Antibiotics are typically added to viral transport media to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi, thus separate samples from the same area should be obtained if bacterial or fungal cultures are also expected.
What are the contents of our kit?
|Advancells Diagnostics VTM||3ml||Room Temperature|
|Sterile Swabs w/o breakpoints||2||Room Temperature|
|Sterile absorbent pad||1||N/A|
How effective are Advancells Diagnostics VTM kits?
Advancells Diagnostics Viral transport medium is a specifically adapted and constructed medium for virus collection and transportation, particularly COVID-19. It is intended to keep the sample’s viability and pathogenicity at their peak. The VTM is stable at an ambient temperature.
The Viral Transport Medium manufactured by Advancells Diagnostics is composed of Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS) and includes protective protein antibiotics to prevent microbial contamination as well as buffers to manage pH, all in compliance with WHO and CDC guidelines.
The kit also includes nasal and throat specimen swabs that are sterile, individually wrapped, and easily retrievable.
Since there is no breakpoint on the long shafts, they can be simply chopped after collecting. Both swabs can be obtained in the same transport tube that comes with the kit. The sterile absorbent pad can aid in the prevention of leaks.
If you are someone who is looking for VTM kits for your laboratory, connect with Advancells Diagnostics now at [email protected] or give us a call on +91-9654321400 for more information.