VTM-C19 Transit Tube


Transport Media for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

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VTM-C19 Transit Tube

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VTM-C19 Transit Tube

A premium transport device for use with nucleic acid testing of SARS-CoV-2 specimens

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.


Product Principle

•    VTM-C19 Transit Tubes ensures a non-replicating competent status of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
•    Suppresses the growth of other bacteria and fungi that may be present in clinical samples from the human respiratory system

Simple Convenience

•    Safe transport and preservation of the specimen
•    Compatible with approved nucleic acid extraction and qRT-PCR tests


•    Do not freeze the VTM-C19 Transit Tube. 
•    Upon receipt, store at 2-8°C, and keep away from direct light exposure. 

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. 


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Laboratory Outreach Communication System SOP post on 3-21-20:  cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Viral-Transport-Medium.pdf
  2. FDA authorized instructions for use. fda.gov/media/134922/download
  3. CDC preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings guidelines; cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation
Product Qty Item #
VTM-C19 Transit Tube 50 11-602-002