Viral Transport Media (VTM)
Formulation based on CDC protocol for the collection of viruses
Proper specimen collection and transport plays a critical role in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases associated with viruses. Captivate Bio’s Viral Transport Media allows for the collection and safe transport of biological specimens from the collection site to the testing laboratory. This medium is produced according to the US CDC protocols. Custom packaging and fill volumes are available upon request.
- Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution
- Sterile, heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum
- Gentamicin sulfate
- Amphotericin B
- (with or without) Phenol Red
|Intended use||Collection and transport of biological specimens|
|Osmolality||270 - 295 mOsm/kg|
|Endotoxin||< 1.0 EU/mL|
|Shelf-Life||12 months from date of manufacture|
|pH||7.0 - 7.7|
|Storage||2 - 8°C|
|Formulation||Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution|
Gentamicin Sulfate, Amphotericin B
(with or without) Phenol Red
What is the expiration date of your VTM?
Per CDC protocol, our VTM expires one year from date of manufacture.
Do you offer customization of your VTM?
We actively produce both VTM with and without phenol red. Phenol red is a pH indicator that is pink or red at neutral or basic pH and transitions to yellow at acidic pH, providing a visual check on medium pH. Phenol Red has been shown to turn purple in the presence of bleach, thereby allowing visual inspection to confirm that tubing was appropriately washed after bleach sterilization.
What packaging options are available for your VTM?
We can provide our VTM in various bottle sizes, the most popular sizes are our 500 mL and 1000 mL bottles.
Do you provide collection kits in addition to bulk media?
Yes, we have partnered with various companies in the US and around the world who are actively manufacturing and assembling collection kits with tubes and swabs. Please reach out to our customer service team and we may be able to help you.
Made in the USA
Produced in the United States to current CDC formulation guidelines.
High quality medium
All lots of VTM are tested for appearance, sterility, pH, osmolarity, endotoxin, and mycoplasma.
Intended for the collection and transport of biological specimens including COVID-19.
Available in custom pack sizes as well as with phenol red or phenol red-free formulations.