BD Universal Viral Transport Kit, 3mL Vial w/ Minitip Flocked Swab 50/pk 220529

Item Number: 220529
Packaging: pk
Manufacturer: Becton-Dickinson

Features & Benefits:

  • The BD universal viral transport (UVT) system is designed to transport viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas at room temperature.
  • It is one of the only systems that may be stored and transported at 2°C to 25°C-all in one formulation.

No refrigeration requirements:

  • The system does not require refrigerated storage or transport on ice, decreasing the risk of specimen rejection and eliminating messy specimen transport.

Reduced contamination:

  • The system features a unique blend of antimicrobics that target and suppress bacterial and fungal contamination without harming viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas or ureaplasmas.

Long-term storage:

  • The system helps store samples for long periods by preserving viruses and chlamydiae when stored frozen with the presence of a cryoprotectant.
  • BD™ Universal Viral Transport System Adding More Flexibility for Viral Testing.
  • Flexible, Compatible and Uniquely Designed.
  • Room temperature and refrigerated viability in one formulation.
  • Compatible transport medium for the BD Directigen™ EZ viral tests.
  • Designed with safety and convenience to meet your viral testing needs.

Unique Formulation:

  • Sustains viability for viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas in a single formulation.
  • Offers fl exibility in transport temperature ranges–room temperature or refrigerated.
  • Suppresses bacterial and fungal contamination by incorporating antibiotics in the medium.
  • Preserves viruses and chlamydiae for long-term frozen storage.
  • Utilizes a phenol red pH indicator to ensure medium integrity at the time of specimen collection.

Efficient Design:

  • Available in 1 mL or 3 mL vials to allow for testing flexibility.
  • Flat-bottomed conical tube stands on the benchtop which reduces the risk of biohazardous spills.
  • Capture-cap on 3 mL vial eliminates the need for forceps to remove the swab and reduces the risk of contamination.
  • Scored swabs eliminate the need for scissors.


  • Acceptable transport medium for the BD Directigen EZ Flu A+B and BD Directigen EZ RSV test kits.


  • Able to be used with flocked swabs which feature nylon strands that use capillary action to absorb and elute the entire sample into liquid media.
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