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SciQuip Viral Swab Collection & Transport Kits

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This product is designed for Viral specimen collection, transport and preservation.  The viral swab kit is suitable for the majority of viruses including Coronavirus, Flu, Bird Flu and HFMD.

The virus collection kits are a ready-to-use system used for the collection and transport of viruses for laboratory analysis.

 

Sterile Swab Nylon Applicator, Φ2.2x150mm (Stick), Approx. Ø3mm (Tip)
Transport Tube Ø16x87mm (10ml)
Transport Medium  3ml per 10ml tube
  • Swab consists of plastic stick with break point viscose applicator
  • Option of VTM or VTM-N transport media
  • Ready to use easy tear package to avoid cross contamination
  • Supplied with Biohazard specimen bag for safe transport
  • Supplied in Packs of 50

Each viral collection kit comprises a sterile peel pouch containing a snappable swab used to collect the sample, a transport tube containing medium into which the swab is placed after sampling and a biohazard bag used to place the transport tube for transportation.

Once a swab sample is collected it should be placed immediately into the transport tubeand submitted to the laboratory as quickly as possible.

Although VTM can maintain organisms for long periods of time at room temperature it is recommended that specimens should be kept at 2-8 ℃if possible while in transit. If there will be a long delay before processing specimens they should ideally be stored at -70℃.

 

Viral Transport Media (VTM)

The VTM medium consists of modified Hank’s-HEPES buffer solution supplemented with bovine serum albumin, gelatin, glucose, antibiotic and etc. It is osmotically balanced and buffered to maintain the viability of virus specimens during transportation to laboratory. VTM can be used for both the extraction of nucleic acid for testing and isolated culture of the virus.

 

Viral Transport Media-N (VTM-N)

The VTM-N consists of Tris-HCl buffers, EDTA and guanidine salt. The presence of guanidine salts acts as protein deformers and nuclease inhibitors which makes the virus inactive but does not affect the integrity of the viral nucleic acid.  VTM-N can reduce the activity of the virus to lower the risk of operator infection and can be used for the extraction of nucleic acid for testing but VTM-N is notsuitable for isolated cultivation

Each Kit includes:

Sterile Swab Nylon Applicator, Φ2.2x150mm (Stick), Approx. Ø3mm (Tip)
Transport Tube Ø16x87mm (10ml)
Transport Medium 3ml/tube
Sample Bag Biohazard bag

 Supplied as 50 kits per box

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Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Sterile Swab: Nylon Applicator, Φ2.2x150mm (Stick), Approx. Ø3mm (Tip)

Transport Tube: Ø16x87mm (10ml)

Transport Medium: 3ml per 10ml tube

  • Swab consists of plastic stick with break point viscose applicator
  • Option of VTM or VTM-N transport media
  • Ready to use easy tear package to avoid cross contamination
  • Supplied with Biohazard specimen bag for safe transport
  • Supplied in Packs of 50

 

The nominal formula for each medium is as follows:

 

VTM Medium

VTM-N Medium

Hank’s Balanced Salts

Tris-HCl Buffer

Bovine Serum Albumin Gelatin

EDTA

Glucose

NaCl

HEPES Buffer

Guanidine salt

Penicillin-streptomycin

 

Amphotericin B

Phenol Red

 

 

Precautions:

1. For in-vitro diagnostic use only.

2. To be used only by adequately trained and qualified personnel.

3. Use aseptic technique and biohazard precautions when collecting and handling specimen.

4. Sterilize all biohazard waste including specimens, containers and media after their use.

5 .Delays in transportation and lack of refrigeration may reduce recovery of the organisms.

6. Don’t use after expiry date, and don’t use if there is evidence of leakage, the color of the medium has changed color or appears turbid.

7. Directions should be read and followed carefully.

 

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Buying Options

Product Code Description List Price Offer Price Quantity
SQ-0310-VTM VTM Transport Media Sampling Kits with 10ml Tube - Virus collection kit, 10ml tube with 3ml VTM medium + one Flocked sterile swab for both NASAL & NASOPHARYNGEAL sampling + one biohazard specimen bag (Box of 50 kits) £74.00
(£88.80 Inc VAT)
£48.24
(£57.89 Inc VAT)
SQ-0105-VTMN VTM-N Transport Media Sampling Kits with 10ml Tube - Virus collection kit, 10ml tube with 3ml VTM-N medium + one Flocked sterile swab for both NASAL & NASOPHARYNGEAL sampling + one biohazard specimen bag (Box of 50 kits) £74.00
(£88.80 Inc VAT)
£48.24
(£57.89 Inc VAT)

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