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BD Kiestra Urine Culture App

Becton Dickinson has introduced technology that can automatically report and release negative urine cultures. The firm has introduced the BD Kiestra urine culture app, which uses digital imaging and software algorithms to determine the amount of growth on a urine culture plate from clean caught and catheterized samples, when it is used along with BD BBL plated media. Using the BD Kiestra ReadA Compact's intelligent incubation and imaging device with high-throughput robotics to perform time series imaging, the system can automatically release plates with no significant growth for disposal, and the results are reported to the customer's compatible laboratory information system. Plates with significant growth automatically go into a queue for clinician analysis.