Biomed Diagnostics' VTM-C19 Transit Tube is intended for on-site collection and transport to the testing laboratory of human clinical specimens containing SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 disease in humans. 1,2
Intended to be inoculated with specimens collected with a nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) synthetic fiber swab (not provided), VTM-C19 has been validated to transport SARS-CoV-2 viral specimen appropriately to the lab for analysis with qRT-PCR.
• VTM-C19 Transit Tubes ensures a non-replicating competent status of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
• Safe transport and preservation of the specimen
• Do not freeze the VTM-C19 Transit Tube.
The VTM-C19 Transit Tube is based on the CDC formulation which has a shelf-life of twelve-months when stored at 2 – 8°C. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, shelf-life testing is currently on-going. The product label reflects the expiry date relative to current internal data acquired for product stored at 2 – 8°C. Please contact us for any further information.
The VTM-C19 Transit Tube is designed for safe transport. Inoculated tubes should be transported within 72 hours after inoculation and maintained at 2-8°C. 2
For In Vitro Diagnostic Use.
Not available in all countries; please inquire.
CE IVD marked
The VTM-C19 Transit Tube is available for use in the USA under the FDA guidance “Enforcement Policy for Viral Transport Media During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency” (July 2020). The VTM-C19 Transit Tube has completed the Notification process.