The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) is receiving specimen collection supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the COVID-19 testing efforts across Missouri.  Below is the inventory the MSPHL has available and can be ordered via the Specimen Collection Supplies Online Ordering System.

COVID-19 Specimen Collection Supplies Online Ordering System

ATTENTION: When placing an order for swab and/or media, please consider your facility’s needs. Specimen collection requires a swab (i.e Copan, Foam swab OR Puritan, Sterile Tipped, etc.) and media (i.e. Saline OR PrimeStore, etc.) for the transport of the swab to the appropriate lab. Unless you are going to use every item on the list of supplies, PLEASE DO NOT order everything on the supplies list.

If you see an item with Swab/Media text in front of the item, that particular item will contain BOTH a swab and media for transport. You DO NOT need to order additional media to be used with that supply item.

Please see CDC guidelines for Specimen Collection.


  • Puritan, Sterile Polyester Tipped Applicators (Ref #25-806 1PD), For diagnostic specimen collection
  • Swab US Cotton Polyester Tip (Not individually wrapped)


  • PrimeStore MTM, Molecular Transport Medium for Nucleic Acid Testing, 1.5 mL vial – PrimeStore MTM contains guanidine thiocyanate (GITC) and will produce cyanide gas when mixed with bleach. See HHS guidance prior to ordering
  • Saline Medium, 3 mL vial (BD BBL Ref #215439, Sarstedt Ref #51.550.123, Greiner-bio-one Ref# 456161)