Pre-Filled Tube Viral Transport Medium

Pre-filled tube of Viral Transport Medium for Covid-19 testing.

Pre-Filled Tube Viral Transport Medium

This product consists of storage tube and Viral Transport Medium (VTM) designed specifically for SARS-CoV-2 (also known as coronavirus and Covid-19) testing, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol #DSR-052-05. Based on Hank’s balanced salt solution, the medium has a stable pH and osmotic pressure, which provides an appropriate transport and storage environment for the specimen. In addition, the presence of appropriate protein components from US origin Fetal Bovine Serum helps maintains sample stabilization, and Gentamicin (an antibiotic) and Amphotericin (an antifungal) are included to minimize contamination of bacteria and fungi during transportation to maintain virus samples under prescribed conditions for routine nucleic acid extraction, genetic testing and PCR testing, etc. This product has not been reviewed by the FDA.

RMBIO VTM was tested and successfully validated via the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test, an automated in vitro diagnostic test for qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, performed on GeneXpert Instrument Systems. The Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test is only for use under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization.

Per CDC protocol, the expiration date is one year from the date of manufacture. RMBIO is currently conducting a temperature stability study and will update this page with results as the study progresses. For long term storage, the CDC recommends VTM be stored at a temperature of 2-8°C.

The VTM is filled into sterile, 10cm tubes to accommodate break points on a variety of swabs. Item UM01-0003 is filled with 3ml of VTM, and item UM01-0001 is filled with 1ml of VTM.

Other Information & FAQ's

• Both item numbers are packed 50 tubes to a box

• 50 tubes is the minimum order quantity and unit of measure (1 each = 50 tubes)

• 1 case contains 20 boxes, meaning each case contains 1,000 tubes

• Both items were manufactured exclusively for RMBIO by our parent company WelGENE in South Korea

• WelGENE is included on the FDA's VTM notification list which can be viewed by clicking this link

• VTM is intended to sustain the viability of viruses/other organisms and therefore does not contain substances like guanidinium/guanidine thiocyanate or similar that inactivate viruses

To place an order, please send a purchase order to that includes contact information for your accounts payable department and instructions for submitting invoices. In lieu of a purchase order, orders may also be placed by calling 406-541-7624 and prepaying with a credit card. RMBIO will add shipping and packaging charges to the order total. You may request to ship on your own FedEx, UPS, or freight account.

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Filled with 3ml VTM

Catalog Number: UM01-0003

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UM01-0003 is a special order item. Please contact our team for pricing and availability.

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Filled with 1ml VTM

Catalog Number: UM01-0001

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UM01-0001 is a special order item. Please contact our team for pricing and availability.

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