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Mycobacteria Testing
BD Diagnostic Systems offers an extensive line of products for your mycobacteriology laboratory. These include specimen collection kits and specimen digestion/decontamination kits, prepared plates and tubes in a variety of formulations and formats, stains, susceptibility test discs and various broth-based systems.

In the section below you will find an overview of some of the most important of these products, including the BD BBL™ MGIT™ Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube; the BD BACTEC™ 9000MB Automated Mycobacterial Detection System; and the BD BACTEC™ 460TB Automated Mycobacterial Detection and Susceptibility Testing System.

You will also find the innovative BD BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 System, now featuring plastic tubes for enhanced safety and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

BD BACTEC™ Instrumented Mycobacterial Growth Systems
BD BACTEC™ Instrumented Mycobacterial Growth Systems
The BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 System is the new generation in a proven line of mycobacteria testing systems from BD. It offers greater capacity, safe operation, fast results and highest throughput of any automated system - the first fully automated system for high-volume mycobacteria growth, detection and susceptibility testing.

Manual Mycobacterial Growth Systems
Manual Mycobacterial Growth Systems
BBL™ MGIT™ tubes use fluorometric technology to increase the ease and speed of detecting mycobacteria from clinical specimens.

BD BBL™ Specimen Collection and Processing
BD BBL™ Specimen Collection and Processing
The BBL™ MycoPrep™ System is the convenient all-inclusive alternative to traditional reagent prepa­ra­tion, providing one of the most widely used CDC-recommended formulations for effective mycobacterial specimen processing.