Labaid Universal Viral Collection Kit is a viral transport system designed to collect and transport viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas and urea plasmas at ambient temperature. The media contains Guanidine Thiocyanate that deactivates microbial contaminants and stabilizes RNA, allowing the user to safely conduct lab tests.
The viral collection kit combines a flexible minitip collection swab and 10 ml vial for collection. It is one of the only systems that may be stored and transported at 0°c to 25° C-all in one formulation.
Viral Collection Swabs are for designed for collecting nasopharyngeal (NP) test samples from the back of the nose. The samples are then analyzed for the presence of organisms or other clinical markers for disease. This diagnostic method is commonly used in suspected cases of whooping cough, diphtheria, influenza, and various types of diseases caused by the coronavirus family of viruses, including SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
Universal Viral Collection Tubes are designed to store universal transport media for microbiology laboratories. The 10ml non-sterile tubes (16 x 10cm) are constructed of high clarity polypropylene and contain a secure screw cap.
The media should not be used with the Hologic Panther System due to a disinfecting step involving bleach (sodium hypochlorite) that may produce cyanide gas.