Improved standardization and potential for shortened time to results with BD Kiestra (TM) total laboratory automation of early urine cultures: A prospective comparison with manual processing
Maryza Graham, Leanne Tilson, Richard Streitberg, John Hamblin, Tony M Korman
DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016
We compared the results of 505 urine specimens prospectively processed by both conventional manual processing (MP) with 16-24h incubation to BD Kiestra™ Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) system with a shortened incubation of 14h: 97% of culture results were clinically concordant. TLA processing was associated with improved standardization of time of first culture reading and total incubation time.