Hardy Diagnostics Viral Transport Medium is recommended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens for the recovery of viral agents including, but not limited to: Herpes Simplex Type I, Herpes Simplex Type II, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Echovirus, Adenovirus, etc.
- Minitip for Nasopharyngeal
- Standard tip for oropharyngeal
- Dacron, Rayon, or synthetic flocked swabs are acceptable
- No wooden shaft, calcium alginate, or cotton swabs as these can interfere with PCR or inactivate some viruses