Improved standardization and potential for shortened time to results with BD Kiestra™ total laboratory automation of early urine cultures: A prospective comparison with manual processing

Maryza Graham, Leanne Tilson, Richard Streitberg, John Hamblin, Tony M. Korman

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We compared the results of 505 urine specimens prospectively processed by both conventional manual processing (MP) with 16–24 h incubation to BD Kiestra™ Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) system with a shortened incubation of 14 h: 97% of culture results were clinically concordant. TLA processing was associated with improved standardization of time of first culture reading and total incubation time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


  • Automation
  • Kiestra™
  • Urine

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