UNLV Scientists Assist in the Production of a Key COVID-19 Test Component

Two vials of viral transport medium
May. 12, 2020

UNLV scientists are assisting the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory by making viral transport media (VTM) - a crucial part of specimen collection kits needed to preserve COVID-19 tests for transport from testing locations to processing labs. Life Sciences professor Helen Wing is overseeing the production process, which frees up health officials to focus time on testing and the overall COVD-19 response. More than 2,000 vials have been produced as of April 22, with thousands more in production.