Our Viral Transport Medium Preserves Respiratory Viruses for Extended Storage

Jun 19, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Multiple strains of viral respiratory infections were detected in qRT-PCR when stored for up to 192 hours at room temperature in Puritan’s UniTranz-RT™ Universal Transport System, according to a recent study presented at the 30th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic

2013/2014 Flu Season: Preparation & Diagnostic Availability Important

Feb 3, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Image Data: CDC FluView

The 2013/2014 influenza season has hit its absolute peak, with both the CDC and Flu.gov sites reporting that risk of infection and illness will remain high for another 5 to 6 weeks.

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic

Flu Product Availability: Stock UniTranz-RT™ for Influenza Testing

Oct 31, 2013 3:26:00 PM

Medical facilities and laboratories must receive essential flu related diagnostic products in order to efficiently collect, transport, and process viral specimens and for healthcare providers to issue timely diagnoses. 

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Medical

How To Swab for the Flu: Flocked Swab Sample Collection

Oct 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM

October is here and that means the start of flu season around the globe. Influenza has spread at epidemic levels in recent years, so it’s important for your staff to be prepared to collect and test influenza specimen samples. We’ve put together this guide at the bottom of this post as a quick reference for your staff in handling flu season. 

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Topics: Flu, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Medical, Diagnostic

Flu Testing, Vaccination Important for Vulnerable New Demographics

Sep 27, 2013 2:08:00 PM

We all know that the very young and the elderly have a higher risk of flu-related complications than other demographics; but a recent study from McMaster’s School of Medicine and the World Health Organization suggests other previously unidentified demographics are more vulnerable, too.

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Topics: Flu, Diagnostic

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