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Materials and Supplies

Hospitals, clinics and laboratories are to use their own sample collection devices like containers, tubes, swabs and others for sample collection.

The Division of Pathology supplies the following transport media/containers to Clinical Laboratories of restructured and government hospitals for routine use:

  • Virus transport medium (VTM) for virus isolation.
  • Urine culture bottle for cytomegalovirus (CMV) and adenovirus.
  • Transport medium for chorionic villi (CV) / products of conception (POC) cytogenetic tests.
  • Transport media for culture of Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma, Haemophilus ducreyi and Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Teflon-coated slides for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis from swab samples by the direct immunofluorescence method.
  • Blood culture vials for aerobic bacteria, anaerobic bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi.
  • Dipslide for urine culture.

Request for the above items from the Client and Specimen Management Section of the Division of Pathology.