CDC Issues Laboratory Alert about Molecular Transport Media (MTM) and Cyanide Gas
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Clinical Lab
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a laboratory alert to raise awareness among clinical laboratory professionals about a possible dangerous chemical reaction with PrimeStore MTM transport media.
According to the CDC, PrimeStore MTM transport media contains guanidine thiocyanate, which produces a dangerous chemical reaction that releases cyanide gas when exposed to bleach (sodium hypochlorite). Do not use PrimeStore MTM with platforms that include a disinfecti…Sign Up for Free Trial