Bulk Viral Transport Medium

Bulk Viral Transport Medium for Covid-19 testing.

Bulk Viral Transport Medium

Rocky Mountain Biologicals, LLC (RMBIO) produces Viral Transport Medium (VTM) designed specifically for SARS-CoV-2 (also known as coronavirus and Covid-19) testing. Our Viral Transport Medium is produced according to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol #: DSR-052-05 and utilizes a molecular grade buffer that is DNase, RNase, and protease-free. Each lot of Viral Transport Medium is tested according to CDC protocol for sterility and is issued a certificate of analysis before being released for sale.

RMBIO offers bulk aliquots of Viral Transport Medium in the following sizes:

• 50ml

• 100ml

• 500ml

• 1000ml

• 50L

• 200L

• 500L

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

To place an order, please send a purchase order to sales@rmbio.com 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.

All products at Rocky Mountain Biologicals, LLC are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards.


Q. Why is your VTM clear colored instead of pink?

A. Our VTM is not tinted pink because we do not use a buffer that includes phenol red. The CDC protocol does not specify that phenol red be added to the VTM.

Q. What is the VTM expiration date?

A. Per CDC protocol, the expiration date is set at one year from the date of manufacture.

Q. Who can purchase Viral Transport Medium?

A. Our customers include, but are not limited to, hospitals, laboratories, universities, government, and private organizations.

Q. Can RMBIO provide tubes and swabs?

A. RMBIO offers pre-filled tubes of VTM. Please see the relevant product page for more information. Currently, we do not offer swabs.

Call us today for availability and pre-order your Bulk Viral Transport Medium

USDA Approved Origins

Catalog Number: VTM-CHT

Special Order

VTM-CHT is a special order item. Please contact our team for pricing and availability.

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