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.