03/21/2020: Lab Alert: CDC Posts New Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Viral Transport Media

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

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.

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Page last reviewed: March 21, 2020