SARC Universal Transport medium kit is intended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens containing viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasmas, or urea plasmas from the collection site to the testing laboratory. It is ready to use a transport swab kit, designed to maintain viral viability and transport viruses inactive form for isolation. The peculiar design of the flocked swab ensures the optimal elution of the specimen into the transport medium.

The universal transport medium kit comprises of one sterile flocked specimen collection swab and a tube of Viral Transport Medium. SARC UTM contains essential buffers and antibiotics required for maintaining the viability of the viruses during transport.

The medium is also recommended by the CDC and WHO for collection and transport of Coronavirus. The Swab provided contains short perpendicular nylon fibre strands attached to flexible moulded plastic that results in efficient collection and release of a particular matter. The flocked specimen yields more sample which helps to maximize the sensitivity of cell culture and molecular technique assay. Flexible plastic shaft delivers better patient comfort. The swab has a moulded breakpoint which allows the swab to be broken into the tube.

Key Features

SARC Universal Transport Medium Kit (Pure) customized in a way to make them compatible with the following specific features and configurations:


Appearance:  Transparent, Pure solution.

pH at 25ºC: 6.9 to 7.5

Sterility: No bacterial or fungal growth was observed after 14 days of incubation as per USP specification.

Storage and Shelf Life: SARC – Universal transport medium kit should be stored at 15-30°C before sample collection and 2-8°C after sample collection. Use before the expiry date.

Composition: SARC UTM composition as per the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and validated by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), NIV.


  1. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw of collected samples.
  2. Do not use the product if,
  3. There are other signs of deterioration.
  4. There is change in the colour of the medium,
  5. There is evidence of leakage
  6. Specimen collection should be done in the acute phase of illness, and
  7. To maintain infectivity of viruses, it is important that temperature be properly maintained for sample collection to processing.

Universal Transport Medium Kit Contains :

  • ICMR approved 3ml Universal Transport Media.
  • 15 ml leakage free centrifuge tube
  • Zip lock pack
  • Sterile Nylon Swab


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