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Supply Update: UTM with Swab

The following NEW items are available at the Spectrum Health Distribution Center.

ITM-1140078 – Viral Transport Media with Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP, UTM)

ITM-1186125 – Viral Transport Media with Flocked Swab (UTM)

Spectrum Health and Spectrum Health Medical Group providers, please order via Workday. Independent and non-SH providers please order via the Laboratory Supply Form.

ITM-1140078 has replaced ITM-1140814 – Saline Swab Kit for Covid Nasopharyngeal collection. ITM-1186125 is recommended for Nares (Nostril) collection. Please reference the Laboratory Catalog for more information on specimen collection containers for COVID testing.

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Sofia Strep Test Kit – Stable Supply

The supply of the Sofia Strep Test Kits (ITM-1052057) has returned to a stable level allowing the system to migrate back to this Strep Test kit solely. Please note once the remaining supply of the alternative strep test kit (Cardinal – ITM-1157857) is depleted, the item will be inactivated.

Due to this change, please ensure competencies are up to date for the Sofia Strep test kit.

Procedure Reference #17340, #24118.

 

Test Information:

Strep A Rapid, Throat Swab Only Epic Code [LAB8850]