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Recommended transport media for coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

3C038NHL – Regular Flocked Swab + 3ML UTM: perfect for oropharyngeal swabs with vial

In order to increase manufacturing output, a second, more manual kit packaging line which will use zip-lock bags vs. sealed peel pouches. Product may be received
in both the standard sealed peel-pouch as well as the new zip-lock format. Both formats will be made under the same product codes.

Due to extreme demand, Hardy Diagnostics is taking no new orders for this product. Rather, we are redirecting you to Hardy’s Viral Transport Medium (VTM), cat. no. R99 which is manufactured in Hardy’s California and Ohio factories.

Ordering Hardy VTM will provide you a quicker lead time to delivery. Swab are sold separately.

For collection, transport, maintenance and long-term freezer storage of Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma

UTM® is an FDA cleared system suitable for collection, transport, maintenance and long-term freezer storage of clinical specimens containing viruses, chlamydia, and mycoplasma or ureaplasma organisms. The transport medium consists of a plastic, screw cap tube and maintains organisms viability for 48 hours at room or refrigerated temperature.


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RAPID RELEASE AND DISPERSION of specimen during vortexing due to three glass beads in each tube.

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UNIQUE MEDIA FORMULATION includes antibiotics to inhibit bacteria and fungal flora in patient specimens.

HardySwoosh Bullets

SAFE, SHATTERPROOF, STAND UP tubes with distinctive internal conical shape enabling centrifugation of samples.

HardySwoosh Bullets


HardySwoosh Bullets

COST EFFICIENT large 3mL media fill volume allows for multiple tests from the same specimen.

Nasal Swab

1. Collect the specimen on the flocked swab for superior sample adhesion.

2. Strong capillary hydraulics between the strands of nylon maximizes liquid sample collection.

3. Place the swab in the UTM® transport medium and break the swab shaft at the marked breaking point.