03/21/2020: Lab Alert: CDC Posts New Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Viral Transport Media
Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals
Level: Laboratory Alert
CDC Posts New Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Viral Transport Media
As the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response continues, many laboratories are reporting difficulty obtaining viral transport media (VTM). In response to this VTM shortage, CDC has posted a new standard operating procedure (SOP) for laboratories to create their own VTM in accordance with CDC’s protocol.
- CDC’s Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)
- COVID-19 Information for Laboratories
- CDC Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for COVID-19
- CDC COVID-19 website
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If you have any questions, please contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.