Virus Transport Medium
– with flocked swab (optional)
Molecular biological assays are performed on the pharyngeal specimen in order to identify clear viral sequences specific to the SARS CoV-2 virus that causes the current COVID-19 epidemic.
A throat swab specimen is taken from the patient, which – in case of an infected patient – contains viruses.The sample is placed in a collection tube, which inactivates the virus, therefore it immediately loses its capability to infect during transport and sample handling, while stabilizing the RNA for up to 96 hours to provide a safer and more efficient workflow for molecular diagnostic purposes, testing and sequencing.
Non-invasive sampling does not require blood taking involved in the process.
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