viral transport medium


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viral transport medium

Abbreviation: VTM
A nutrient substance (usually a buffered liquid) used to carry and maintain the viability of specimens to a microbiology laboratory for identification and analysis of disease-producing viruses.
See also: medium
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NPA samples were collected by suction into a disposable aspiration trap containing 3 mL of viral transport medium (containing, per liter, 2 g of sodium bicarbonate, 5 g of bovine serum albumin, 200 [micro]g of vancomycin, 18 [micro]g of amikacin, and 160 U of nystatin in Earle's balanced salt solution).