BD BACTEC™ 9000 Series Instrumented Blood Culture Systems
Continuous Monitoring Technology
BACTEC 9000 Systems feature the unique BACTEC 9000 fluorescent sensor technology that allows for fully-automated, walk-away testing using a continuous-monitoring instrument that agitates and incubates BACTEC/F blood culture bottles, resulting in earlier detection of positives.
The BACTEC instrument also provides advanced algorithms for individual bottle types, for special circumstances such as low blood volume, pediatric specimens, or to detect slow growing organisms such as Haemophilus and Neisseria. These algorithms provide rapid detection of pathogens in blood culture.
Data management systems with barcode scanning capabilities provide rapid entry of bottles into the BACTEC 9000 series instrument and linkage to patient information.
Bidirectional LIS interface eliminates 80% of key strokes for the computer operator and allows personnel on all shifts and with differing levels of experience to quickly master data/ bottle entry, thus reducing labor and improving time-to-results.
Automated BIT testing provides QC for every well in the system every 10 minutes, eliminating the need for several QC procedures. This QC conforms to CLIA ’88 regulations.
In the BACTEC 9000 instrument, step-by-step directions for bottle processing and test initiation are provided by scanning the barcode test menu.
Patient demographics can be entered into the system using the BACTEC Barcode
Scanner or directly downloaded from the LIS system. They can also be entered via keyboard, if desired.
Bottles are tested every 10 minutes. Positive results are flagged for quick processing. Negative bottles can be batch-scanned out of the system and unloaded at the end of protocol.
The BACTEC™ 9000 Fluorescent Series is available in connectable modules to accommodate any laboratory’s blood culture test volume:
- The BACTEC 9240 System, which accommodates 240 test bottles.
- The BACTEC 9120 System, which accommodates 120 test bottles.
- (Up to 5 BACTEC 9240/9120 System instruments can be networked together through a single PC module, for ease-of-use in large laboratories.)
- The BACTEC 9050 System, which accommodates 50 test vials, features an extremely small footprint (Only 4 1/4 square feet of tabletop needed – and no external computer required!). It is suitable for the smaller laboratory: one performing less than 150 blood cultures per month.
This unit offers the same technological advantages of non-invasive, continuous monitoring blood culture testing as the larger BACTEC 9000 systems and is supported by the same full line of BACTEC media. BACTEC 9050 operation is based on an easy-to-use icon interface and barcode scanner.