Copan Universal Transport Medium® (UTM®) system is intended for the collection, transport, and preservation of clinical specimens containing Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.
Copan UTM® is compliant with CLSI M40-A2 standards. UTM® Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS) is enriched with proteins, sugars, and a pH indicator. Its unique formulation includes antibiotics and antimycotics to prevent overgrowth of bacterial and fungal flora.
UTM® is compatible with downstream antigen detection and molecular-based assays. It can be processed manually or with automated laboratory platforms such as Copan Universe™.
PodSwab™ is the 6 ml UTM® tube paired with five nasal flocked swabs that allows for pooling up to five different individual samples in one single tube. If the pooled sample tests negative, all the pooled patients are considered negative – by performing one test instead of 5. Conversely, if the pooled sample is positive, each person within the pod must be individually retested. PodSwab™ offers many operational advantages, especially in low-incidence diseases: testers can significantly increase the volume of people tested while reducing the cost per single test.
UTM® features made CDC to declare it the product of choice for Covid-19 screening.
Ensure a quick, capillarity-driven sample uptake and a
superior elution of the biological specimen, expanding
downstream diagnostic testing capabilities.
UTM® allows to preserve the viability of viruses, Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, and Mycoplasma for 48 hours at both controlled room and refrigerated temperature; it can also be stored at -80°C for one year.
Three glass beads in each tube facilitate the release and
dispersion of patient material and virus particles from
the swab during vortexing.
Available with a capture-cap to dock and lock the swab
shaft for easier tube handling, or with a Pierce-able and
Re-sealable PNR™ cap (under development).
The combination of UTM® with FLOQSwabs® expands your possibilities even further by ensuring an unmatched specimen collection in many anatomical collection sites. Discover why we call them “the perfect collection device.”
This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.
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A proper nasopharyngeal specimen sampling is crucial for a correct diagnosis of respiratory tract infections, including COVID-19. To help the collection of SARS-CoV-2 in compliance with CDC and WHO guidelines, we created this how-to educational video.
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