MagGenome Viral Transport Medium


Viral Transport Medium

SKU: MG20VTM-3 Category:


MagGenome’s Viral Transport Medium Kit is specially designed to collect and transport viruses in an active form to the laboratory for DNA or RNA isolation. It is to maintain the viability and the virulence of the viral sample.

MagGenome VTM is made of Hanks Balanced Salt Solution and contains a protective protein, more than 2 antibiotics to control microbial and fungal contamination and buffers to control the pH. The medium also contains a cryoprotectant which helps in preserving the viruses if specimens are frozen for prolonged storage.

The sterile flocked nylon swab (nasal & oral swabs) has a short perpendicular ultra-flexible nylon shaft that is designed for better patient comfort. This nylon shaft is attached with soft nylon strands that results in efficient collection and release of particulate matter. It yields significantly more sample which helps in maximizing the sensitivity of serological and molecular detection assays. This swab has a molded breakpoint which allows the swab to be broken in to the tube. Sample collection tube is designed in such a way that can directly inserted into automated nucleic acid extraction systems. 

Transportation of the Samples:

  • Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Samples can be refrigerated at 2-8°C after collection or can be transported at 2-8°C on wet ice within 48 hours.
  • If a long delay is expected in transit and processing, samples should be transported on dry ice and should be frozen at -70ºC.

Quality Control:

Appearance colour less clear solution / pH indicator
pH at 25°C 7.3 ± 0.3

Storage and shelf life:

Store at 15-30°C.
Use before expiry date given on the product label.