AdvancellsTM Molecular Transport Medium

    Another variant of AdvancellsTM COVID 19 transport solutions, and is specifically designed with an intent to safely transport intact nucleic acid material from pathogenic viruses, such as but not limited to Sars-CoV-19 from the collection centres to the diagnostic testing centres. As per the latest guidelines proposed by CDC and WHO, it is important to promptly respond to the current pandemic situation with the help of accurate testing, immediate containment and offering appropriate treatment facilities. Accordingly, the ICMR has recommended molecular testing of the virus nucleic acid material with the help of quantitative real time PCR method (qRT-PCR).

    The molecular transport medium is a unique formulation designed with the help of guanidine Thiocynate an appropriate chelating agent that destroys protective coating of the virus membrane and extract inside molecular machinery. The step is very critical and needs to be followed in every transport system, whether VTM, VLM or MTM. Through molecular transport medium i.e. MTM we are presenting a very robust system to extract intact RNA from clinically positive specimen, stabilize the same in appropriate buffering formulation; and is further helpful in extracting intact nucleic acid material at the diagnostic centres. Designed and optimized for all types of molecular applications, including qRT-PCR and next generation sequencing; the AdvancellsTM Molecular Transport Medium provides a very robust system for nucleic acid extraction

    Advancells Molecular Transport Medium Kit

    Key Features of MTM Kits

    • 1.5 ml Molecular Transport Medium in 5 ml ETO sterilized flat base tube
    • Unique formulations are helpful for viral inactivation immediately, yet maintaining the molecular integrity of the virus.
    • Flocked nylon swab with higher surface area for effective capture of mucosal epithelial cells infected with Virus.
    • Enhanced stability up to 24 months and accurate diagnosis even at low viral load.
    • Since the system is comprised of inactivated viral particles, it offers complete protection to the end-users.
    • Each lot is QC tested for fungal/microbial growth and chemical parameters
    • The batch is released with the appropriate Certificate of Authenticity
    • The product is validated by ICMR/NIV for optimum performance.

    Detail Instruction for use

    • Open the swab first, check for the sterility performance of the swab by checking its indicator.
    • Place the swab appropriately in the buccal cavity, by asking patients to open their mouths wide apart.
    • Rub the swab gently against the inner lining of the mucosa (The pinkish part of the pellet in the mouth)
    • Beware to protect yourself with appropriate protective wears like gowns, masks, eye shields, gloves, etc.
    • Cut the plastic shaft at the breaking point and place it in the appropriate tube; tighten the cap, and seal it tightly.

    Quality Control

    Advancells Diagnostics MTM kits are manufactured in sterile conditions and meet the ISO Guidelines.


    Transparent Clear solution

    Pulse Inner

    pH at 25°C

    7.4 ± 0.2

    Pulse Inner

    Osmolality in mOsm/Kg H2O

    270mOsm - 290mOsm

    Pulse Inner


    No bacterial or fungal growth was observed after 14 days of incubation.

    Pulse Inner

    MTM Kit FAQs

    Appropriate biosafety precautions should be followed as per CDC guidelines while sample collection.

    MTM fully deactivates the virus and allows safe specimen handling and reduces the risks of infection.
    Yes, it can be stored at room temperature for up to seven days.
    The quality of a molecular transport media is determined by the ability of the media to inactivate the virus.
    MTM has a major benefit over other transport media that is it completely destroys nucleases and enzymes and hence, preserves the DNA/RNA of the virus
    Yes, it may be possible but studies have shown that MTM is a better candidate for molecular testing than VTM because it keeps the molecular integrity of the virus intact and hence, produce better results.
    Advancells Diagnostics manufactures Viral Lysis Media is manufactured as per the demands of customers.
    Even though the virus is inactivated in a molecular transport medium, the genetic material of the virus is sufficient for diagnostic purposes and molecular testings.