07 Apr Production Of Viral Transport Medium For Covid-19 Detection
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the problems faced in Indonesia has been the shortage of VTM (viral transport medium). Several orders made by a number of competent parties failed to arrive.
Seeing this condition, PT Arkan Indoplast Utama produced VTM to support testing for COVID-19 infection. This viral transport medium (VTM) is a medium for carrying specimens of nasal and throat mucus from patients who have been swab tested, to be sent to a laboratory where further testing is carried out.
Patients suspected of being infected with SARS-CoV 2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have nose and throat mucus specimens taken to be followed by a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Positive results through the rapid test version need to be further confirmed with this PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) swab test.