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UTM®

Universal Transport Medium™ for Collection Preservation and Transport Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycroplasma and Ureaplasma
 
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UTM®, Universal Transport Medium™, is a room temperature stable viral transport medium for collection, transport, maintenance and long term freeze storage of Viruses, such as Influenza H1N1, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma specimens. UTM® has been used successfully for Rapid Antigen Testing, DFA, Viral Culture and for Molecular-based Assays.

 

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    What are the beads in the UTM® tube used for?

    The glass beads in each tube facilitate the release and dispersion of patient sample material and virus particles from the swab during vortexing.

    How long can the UTM® maintain the viability of the organisms at room temperature?

    The UTM® system is able to maintain the viability of the organisms for at least 48 hours at both room temperature and refrigerated.

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  • Universal Room Temperature Stable System

    UTM® is used for collection, transport, maintenance and long term freeze storage of Viruses, such as Influenza, including H1N1, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma specimens. Prior to use, UTM® can be conveniently stored at room temperature.

    Selection of Tube Sizes and Collection Applicators Available

    UTM® is also available in bulk or as patient collection packs, which incorporate different combinations of Polyester swabs, as well as mini tip or regular flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs®) and media tubes to suit different work patterns and preferences.

    Various Fill Volumes

    UTM® systems are available with two different tube sizes and different media fill volumes:

    - 100mm size UTM® tubes with 3mL medium fill volume, typically used when multiple tests on the same specimen
    - 80mm size UTM® tubes with 1mL medium fill volume to prevent sample dilution effect

    Safe and Reliable Molded Breakpoint Swab

    All swabs provided with UTM® feature either a pre-scored breakpoint (polyester swabs) or a unique molded breakpoint (flocked swabs). Pre-scored and molded breakpoints feature allows for safe, reliable breaking of the swab into transport tube.

    Shatterproof Skirted Tubes

    UTM® skirted tubes with distinctive internal conical shape enable centrifugation of samples and allows the tubes to stand upright on the laboratory bench.

    Glass Beads for Quick Dispersion of Virus Particles

    Three glass beads in each tube facilitate the release and dispersion of patient sample material and virus particles from the swab during vortexing.

     

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