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Recommended transport media for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
UTM-RT, 16x100mm Conical Tube, 3ml fill, Minitip Floqswab, Single, order by the case of 300, by Copan

Due to extreme demand, Hardy Diagnostics is taking no new orders for this product.
Rather, we are redirecting you to Hardy’s Viral Transport Medium (VTM), cat. no. R99 which is manufactured in Hardy’s California and Ohio factories.

Ordering  Hardy VTM will provide you a quicker lead time to delivery.

Swab are sold separately.

UTM™ Viral Transport Media Often Imitated, Never Replicated

UTM™, Universal Transport Medium, is a room temperature stable viral transport medium for collection, transport, maintenance and long term freezer storage of Viruses, such as Influenza H1N1, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma specimens.

UTM™ has been used successfully for Rapid Antigen Testing, DFA, Viral Culture and for Molecular-based Assays.

Universal Room Temperature Stable System
UTM™ is used for collection, transport, maintenance and long term freezer storage of Viruses, such as Influenza, including H1N1, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma specimens. Prior to use, UTM™ can be conveniently stored at room temperature.

Selection of Tube Sizes and Collection Applicators Available
UTM™ is also available in bulk or as patient collection packs, which incorporate different combinations of Polyester swabs, as well as mini tip or regular flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs™) and media tubes to suit different work patterns and preferences.

Safe and Reliable Molded Breakpoint Swab
All swabs provided with UTM™ feature either a pre-scored breakpoint (polyester swabs) or a unique molded breakpoint (flocked swabs). Pre-scored and molded breakpoints feature allows for safe, reliable breaking of the swab into transport tube.

Shatterproof Skirted Tubes
UTM™ skirted tubes with distinctive internal conical shape enable centrifugation of specimens and allows the tubes to stand upright on the laboratory bench.

Glass Beads for Quick Dispersion of Virus Particles
Three glass beads in each tube facilitate the release and dispersion of patient specimens from the swab during vortexing.

In general CDC is now recommending collecting only the NP swab. Collection of oropharyngeal swabs (OP) is a lower priority and if collected should be combined in the same tube as the NP. Collection of only OP swab is acceptable if other swabs are not available.

UTM is identical to BD UVT

Due to extremely high demand and domestic shortages, Hardy Diagnostics is having product air freighted to the United States to accommodate demand. Going forward and until further notice, each case (300 tests) of 3C036NHL and 3C038NHL will have a non-negotiable $32.00 Air Freight Charge. The charge will only apply to the two part codes mentioned. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we’ve made this decision in order to meet the increase in demand for these products.

In order to increase manufacturing output, a second, more manual kit packaging line which will use zip-lock bags vs. sealed peel pouches. Product may be received in both the standard sealed peel-pouch as well as the new zip-lock format. Both formats will be made under the same product codes.

This product does not contain calcium alginate. Per CDC guidelines

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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
3C037NHL UTM RT 3ml Minitip Floqsw
Copan, EA, 300/case
$721.08 USD EA

Manufacturer Category Organism
Copan Diagnostic Inc.

Universal Transport Medium


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