BactALERT 3D 60
Automated Culture System
Advantages of automated Blood / Body fluid culture on BacT ALERT system over manual method.
- Specialised highly enriched media for faster recovery of micro-organisms, neutralization of antibiotics for patients already on antibiotics.
- Continuous monitoring every ten minutes.
Rapid detection of bacteria & fungi (95% detected in 24 hrs.)
- Inbuilt Incubator and Agitator
- Bacterial and fungus culture in one bottle.
- Delayed vial entry: enables inoculation of samples even at off lab hours and their retention at RT.
- Plastic bottles reduce accidental spills, potential bio-hazard exposure and glass cuts.
- System is US FDA approved for culture of blood and other normally sterile body fluids.
ADVANTAGES TO THE PATIENT:
- Lower morbidity and mortality rates due to rapidity and accuracy of the results.
- Faster initiation of corrective theraphy.
- Reduced cost of hospitalisation.
- Use of appropriate drugs for treatment will reduce Multi Drug Resistant strains.
|Done in a series of manual steps||Done in a single step|
||Ready to use standardized media|
|Reading depend on multiple steps before coming to a conclusion regarding the positivity||Continuous monitoring system|
|Reading done at the end of 24 hrs||Reading done every 10 mins & recorded|
|Several bottles to be handled by technician||Only a single plastic bottle to be used & monitored by instruments|
|Long incubation period||Rapid detection of Bacteria &fungus (95% within 24 hrs)|
|Low yield of bacteria if patient is on antibiotics||As media used in the bottle has a neutralizing substance the yield of bacteria obtained is good|
|Outside incubation so improper control on temperature affecting good results||In-built incubation & temperature maintained at 37 C|