The BD BACTEC MGIT Instrument is an in vitro diagnostic instrument designed and optimized for the rapid detection of mycobacteria from clinical specimens (except blood and urine). Samples are collected from patients, processed, and inoculated into BD BBL MGIT 7 mL tubes (Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube).Microorganisms present in these specimens metabolize nutrients and oxygen in the culture tube. The culture tubes contain a fluorescent sensor that responds to the concentration of oxygen in the culture medium.
BD BACTEC MGIT Instruments are available in a high volume, 3-drawer configuration capable of testing a total of 960 tubes simultaneously (BD BACTEC MGIT 960).
And a lower volume, 1-drawer instrument capable of testing a total of 320 tubes simultaneously(BD BACTEC MGIT 320).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently recommended the use of mycobacterial liquid culture and drug susceptibility testing. With increased sensitivity and reduced delays, liquid systems may contribute significantly to improved patient management.The BACTEC MGIT 320/960 System will make this technology more readily available globally in an effort to help reduce TB deaths and decrease
transmission rates in high-risk areas.
Major features of the BD BACTEC MGIT Instrument include:
•Automated, unattended testing of cultures through non-invasive non-radiometric fluorescent technology
•Minimum user interaction and handling
•Immediate notification of positives through a drawer indicator lamp, display on the LCD screen, and an audible alarm (if enabled)
•Simple user interface, with picture icons to guide you through setup and routine operations
•Incubation for all cultures
•Containment of liquid within the drawer from tube breaks or spills
Please visit our online catalogue for more information . Bactec MGIT320/960 Mycobacteria Testing Instrument Catalogue