- VTM is designed to transport and preserve respiratory specimens for virus testing using PCR or Real-time PCR techniques.
- VTM is a nutrient medium containing Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) to prevent specimen desiccation and stabilize viruses. It also contains antibiotics (Gentamicin) and antifungals (Amphotericin B) to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth.
- Proper biosecurity measures must be followed during the transportation of specimens.
- Storage and Expiry.
- Storage: 2 – 25°C.
- Expiry: 12 months from the manufacturing date.