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5th June 2020  Content supplied by: Alpha Laboratories Ltd

Alpha Labs' COVID-19 Swabs Can Be Used with Alternative VTM

To meet the required capacity of 100,000+ COVID-19 tests per day, the UK Government guidelines on transport swabs has made allowances for laboratories to use alternatives to Viral Transport Medium (VTM), subject to local validation.

The broad range of swabs available from Alpha Laboratories Ltd. is helping to support this demand. The swabs are ideal for collecting and transporting virological, bacteriological, serological and cytological samples. Swabs that are CE-marked for IVD conform to the MDD 93/42/EEC for Class IIa.

Alpha Laboratories' swabs are available in various packaging formats, from bulk packs that are ideal for diagnostic kit assembly, to single swab peel-packs that are perfect for Point-Of-Care testing. They are manufactured in ISO class 8 or higher cleanroom conditions, under an ISO:13485 accredited quality system. They are certified free of PCR inhibitors, human DNA, RNase, DNase and pyrogens. Where swabs are marked as sterile this is by irradiation or Ethylene Oxide (EtO).

Please visit for further information or contact Alpha Laboratories on 0800 38 77 32 or use the 'Request Information' button provided below. 

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Date Published: 5th June 2020

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