Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport

Collect specimens and maintain sample integrity during transport

Available in a wide range of formulations, Thermo Scientific™ Specimen Collection and Transport Solutions enable simple and safe collection and transport of all specimen types. The majority of our products are designed for automation — further simplifying your workflow and eliminating the need for multiple suppliers.

Our comprehensive solutions are paired with technical support and microbiology expertise — helping your lab to be efficient, responsive and competitive.

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The latest guidelines for Monkeypox specimen handling

Midstream urine collection – easy as Peezy

Peezy Smartnote cover

Introducing the Peezy Midstream Urine Collection Device*, enabling clean, midstream urine sampling with less contamination to support more accurate first-time results and less repeat tests. Learn more about the importance of mid-stream urine collection, and the effects on sample quality with our new SmartNote.

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Thermo Scientific™ SpeciMAX™ Dx Saliva Collection:

Saliva Collection Brochure

Introducing the Thermo Scientific™ SpeciMAX™ Dx Stabilized Saliva Collection Kit, which preserves gDNA, RNA, and viral nucleic acids in a nonhazardous, virus-inactivating stabilization solution. The spill-resistant funnel and 6 mL standard-size collection tube are compatible with automation racks and decappers, and will help your clinical lab meet the demands of SARS‑CoV‑2 diagnostic testing and beyond.

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Inactivating Transport Medium for farm and veterinary applications

Longhorn PrimeStore™ MTM

Now available from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Longhorn PrimeStore™ MTM has been designed and optimized for molecular testing, including influenza A and B and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans, allowing pathogenic samples to be collected, transported, and processed safely and efficiently.

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Stay up-to-date on guidelines for collecting, handling, and testing clinical respiratory specimens

Stay up-to-date on guidelines for collecting, handling, and testing clinical respiratory specimens

Ensure your laboratory is following current CDC or WHO guidelines for viral transport medium (VTM) appropriate for collecting, handling and testing clinical specimens related to coronavirus, flu and other respiratory viruses with our summary of current guidelines and associated Thermo Scientific™ VTM solutions.

 Download the CDC SmartNote or WHO SmartNote

Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics LLC is the legal manufacturer of PrimeStore MTM. PrimeStore® is a trademark of Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics LLC. PrimeStore MTM is distributed globally by Thermo Fisher Scientific.