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Viral Transport Medium VTM, 3ml fill, Swabs sold separately, order by the package of 20, by Hardy Diagnostics

Due to tremendous demand relating to COVID-19, we are not accepting "Guest" orders for this product at this time. Please contact your Hardy Sales Representative for further information or Customer Service to place an order. Thank you and we appreciate your understanding and support.

Intended use: Hardy Diagnostics Viral Transport Medium is recommended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens for the recovery of viral agents including, but not limited to, Herpes Simplex Type I, Herpes Simplex Type II, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Echovirus, Adenovirus, etc.

Storage: 2-8C

Specimen type:

    Nasopharyngeal swabs: Insert swab into the nostril parallel to the palate. Leave the swab in place for a few seconds to absorb secretions.

    Oropharyngeal swabs (e.g. throat swabs): Swab the posterior pharynx, avoiding the tongue.

All specimens should be shipped in compliance with all federal, state, hospital, or public health laboratory guidelines. Check for information from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or with state and county public health laboratories for information that must be included with the specimen for testing.

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Types of swabs that can be used:

  • Minitip for Nasopharyngeal
  • Standard tip for oropharyngeal
  • Dacron, Rayon, or synthetic flocked swabs are acceptable
  • No wooden shaft, calcium alginate, or cotton swabs as these can interfere with PCR or inactivate some viruses

Current Demand Exceeds Supply. When you place an order, please state your daily testing volume needs. We will make every attempt to allocate available supply to meet your daily requirements.



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Cat No. Description Price Curr UOM Qty  
R99 Viral Transport Med., 3mL
HDx, Tube, pk20 R
$93.35 USD PK20

Manufacturer Category Organism
Hardy Diagnostics: prepared media

Swabs and Transports

Virology Supplies

CMV (cytomegalovirus)

Herpes virus

Influenzae virus


Instructions for Use Video SDS


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Brochures and Studies BioSafety Level


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