UTM® Universal Transport Medium™

Collection, Transport & Preservation for Viral Testing

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Product Overview

UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ is the leading transport medium for the collection, transport, preservation, and long-term freeze storage of clinical specimens containing viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.

 

Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM-RT®) System is intended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens containing:

  • Viruses
  • COVID-19 
  • Influenza
  • Chlamydia  
  • Mycoplasma Organisms 
  • Ureaplasma Organisms

 

Downstream Applications:

  • Shell vial cultures
  • Rapid antigen testing*
  • DFA/IFA*
  • Nucleic acid amplification test*

*after appropriate assay compatibility verification

Features

Room Temperature Stable

UTM® is room temperature stable, eliminating the need for refrigeration storage prior to collection.

Maintain Viability of Organisms for up to 48 hours

UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ preserves the viability of all target organisms tested for 48 hours at both room and refrigerated temperatures; it can also be stored at -80°C for one year.

Phenol Red pH Quality Indicator

A phenol red pH indicator provides a visual gauge of UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ integrity throughout the storage and life of the product.

Contains Antibiotics to Inhibit Bacterial and Fungal Flora

Copan UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ has a unique formulation which includes antibiotics that inhibit bacterial and fungal flora, keeping your sample free of unwanted growth without affecting target organisms.

Cost and Comfort Improvements with UTM®

Clinical studies demonstrate that UTM® Universal Transport Medium™, when paired with FLOQSwabs®, is equivalent to collections using aspirates and nasal washes for the diagnosis of respiratory virus infection. UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ paired with Copan FLOQSwabs® provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional invasive methods, improving patient comfort. [1]

Room Temperature, Reliable, Proven

UTM® delivers 48 hours of room temperature stability without refrigeration, maintaining organism viability while complying with CLSI M40-A2 guidelines. The system contains antibiotics to inhibit bacterial and fungal overgrowth, securing pathogens of interest. A phenol red pH indicator visually confirms media integrity over extended transport and storage.

Convenient System with a Variety of Configurations

Choose from bulk media tubes or kits paired with a flocked, polyester or foam swab. Self-standing shatterproof polypropylene conical tubes ensure ease of use for clinicians, laboratory staff, and automated platforms.

Versatile and Automation-Ready

UTM® is compatible with downstream antigen detection and molecular-based assays and can be processed manually or with automated laboratory platforms such as Copan UniVerse®.

PodSwab™ Pooled Sampling

PodSwab™ is a sample collection kit with one tube of UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ paired with five flocked swabs for testing groups or pods of people simultaneously, helping businesses and schools efficiently screen employees and students, saving costs and time.

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UTM® Universal Transport Medium™

Collection, Transport & Preservation for Viral Testing

    UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ is the leading transport medium for the collection, transport, preservation, and long-term freeze storage of clinical specimens containing viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, and Ureaplasma.

     

    Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM-RT®) System is intended for the collection and transport of clinical specimens containing:

    • Viruses
    • COVID-19 
    • Influenza
    • Chlamydia  
    • Mycoplasma Organisms 
    • Ureaplasma Organisms

     

    Downstream Applications:

    • Shell vial cultures
    • Rapid antigen testing*
    • DFA/IFA*
    • Nucleic acid amplification test*

    *after appropriate assay compatibility verification

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UTM® 3C047N

Bulk 3 mL UTM® Viral Transport Medium™

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™
Tube: 12x80mm
Cap: Red Cap

 

Bulk Packaged

50/Pack; 6 Packs/Case

Where to Order

UTM® 3C057N

Single Minitip Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™
Swab: Nylon® Flocked Swab
Tip: Flexible Minitip
Breakpoint: 100mm
Tube: 12x80mm
Cap: Red Cap

 

Individually Packaged, 
Sterile 50/Pack; 6 Packs/Case

Where to Order

UTM® 3C058N

Single Minitip Foam Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™
Swab: Foam Swab
Tip: Minitip
Breakpoint: 80mm
Tube: 12x100mm
Cap: Red Cap

 

Individually Packaged, 
Sterile 50/Pack; 6 Packs/Case

Where to Order

UTM® 3C059N

Single Regular Traditional Polyester Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™
Swab: Traditional Polyester Swab
Tip: Regular 
Breakpoint: 100mm
Tube: 12x80mm
Cap: Red Cap


Individually Packaged, 
Sterile 50/Pack; 6 Packs/Case

Where to Order

UTM® 3C064N

Single Regular Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ w/o beads
Swab: Nylon®Flocked Swab
Tip: Regular 
Breakpoint: 100mm
Tube: 12x80mm
Cap: Red Cap


Individually Packaged, 
Sterile 50/Pack; 6 Packs/Case

Where to Order

UTM® 3C071N

Single Minitip Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ in Round Bottom Tube

3 mL UTM® Universal Transport Medium™ w/o beads
Swab: Nylon® Flocked Swab
Tip: Minitip 
Breakpoint: 80mm
Tube: 12x80mm
Cap: Red Cap


Packaged in Zip Top Plastic Bag, 100 Swabs/Box

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3C047N

Bulk 3 mL UTM® Viral Transport Medium™

3C057N

Single Minitip Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3C058N

Single Minitip Foam Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3C059N

Single Regular Traditional Polyester Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3C064N

Single Regular Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ w/o Beads

3C071N

Single Minitip Flocked Swab with UTM® Medium™ in Round Bottom Tube

How to Use FLOQSwabs® & UTM® for Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection

This video is intended for nurses, lab technicians and other clinical staff, and provides simple step-by-step instructions for using Copan's flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs®) and UTM® for nasopharyngeal sample collection.

How to Use FLOQSwabs® for Eye Specimen Collection (Viral or Bacterial)

This video is intended for nurses, lab technicians and other clinical staff, and provides simple step-by-step instructions for using Copan's flocked swabs FLOQSwabs® for eye specimen collection.

How to Use Copan's FLOQSwabs® and UTM® for Nasal Specimen Collection

This video is intended for nurses, lab technicians and other clinical staff, and provides simple step-by-step instructions for using Copan's flocked swabs (FLOQSwabs®) and UTM® for nasal sample collection.

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