Viral Collection and Transport

Media, swabs and kit supply you can count on

At Thermo Fisher Scientific Microbiology, we have remained focused and flexible to ramp up production and deliver the products that you rely on. This is all to meet your testing demands during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in both the US and UK have allowed us to upscale to 8 million viral collection and transport kits per week.

Our mission remains to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Broad flexible product range

Innovation in Culture Media

8 million tubes manufactured per week

Quality you can rely on


Our viral collection and transport media portfolio


Thermo Scientific™ MicroTest™ Viral Collection and Transport Media:

Maintain organism viability and counts for verification studies, quality control procedures, and repeat testing of viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasma and ureaplasma.

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Longhorn PrimeStore® Molecular Transport Medium (MTM):

Stabilize, transport and inactivate infectious, unprocessed nasal washes suspected of containing Influenza A virus RNA, as well as infectious unprocessed sputum samples suspected of containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA from human samples.

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Thermo Scientific™ SpeciMAX™ Dx Saliva Collection:

Collect and preserve saliva specimens in the presence of healthcare professionals as an aid in nucleic acid-based PCR for in vitro diagnostic purposes.

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Spectrum™ SDNA: 

Simplify the collection of saliva for commercial bioinformatic DNA testing applications, academic, research, biobanking, and as a bio-sample collection option for DNA and viral RNA for COVID-19 testing.

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Saliva collection optimized for high-throughput diagnostic testing

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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Keeping microbiology supply chains open during coronavirus

Keeping microbiology supply chains open during coronavirus

When healthcare systems are working at full capacity, they need the unwavering support of their supply chains. High demand for SARS-CoV-2 testing has seen many companies redeploy capacity and resources.

Our latest research looks at the consequences of supply shortages on routine healthcare, antimicrobial resistance, and the system’s ability to mount an effective pandemic response – as well as what we at Thermo Fisher Scientific are doing to maintain both supply of traditional testing and viral sample collection materials.

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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.

Spectrum Solutions is the legal manufacturer of Spectrum SDNA. Spectrum SDNA is a trademark of Spectrum Solutions. Spectrum SDNA is distributed globally by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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