CDC Issues Laboratory Alert about Molecular Transport Media (MTM) and Cyanide Gas

Published: 06/01/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • 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

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