Product Center


Welcome to the Product Center. Here you will find information on all of the consumer products offered by Diagnostic Systems. Products are grouped below by their associated product families.

Collection and Transport
Collection and Transport
BD Collection and Transport products are used for the collection and transport of specimens to the laboratory for recovery of organisms present in the specimens. For over 60 years BD has remained the trusted leader in specimen collection and transport, instilling the care and quality in our products that both patients and clinicians who rely on us have come to expect. As a result, nearly 90% of all microbiology labs choose BD Collection and Transport products for their needs.

Dehydrated Culture Media
Dehydrated Culture Media
BD offers media with a proven record of performance backed by over 180 years of combined Difco™ and BBL™ expertise and is the only worldwide DCM, Peptone/Hydrolysate, and prepared media manufacturer with ISO 9000 Certification.

Prepared Media
Prepared Media
Since 1935, BBL™ prepared media products have brought to the microbiology laboratory the highest levels of quality and performance. With the 1997 acquisition of Difco Laboratories, (founded in 1895), BD today draws on a collective 180 years of experience in media product development, manufacturing and troubleshooting. Each and every day we continue to build on that knowledge and understanding. From our process to our people, the history and tradition of excellence in BBL media is alive and well. We can point with pride to many associates in our production facilities that have been making media for 25 years or more. BD brings that experience and expertise to your laboratory each day.

Environmental Systems
Environmental Systems
In the late 1960s, BD launched the first ever commercial system for environmental generation, eliminating the need for vacuum pumps, gas tanks, nanometers and release valves. Over the next 40 plus years, BD has introduced a series of continuallyinnovative and high performance products into this market. For the generation of anaerobic, microaerophilic or C02-enriched atmospheres in containers or jars, BD offers the BD GasPak™ EZ Container, BBL™ GasPak™ Plus, and BBL™ GasPak™ Systems. For the generation of anaerobic, microaerophilic or C02-enriched atmospheres in pouches BD offers the BD GasPak EZ Pouch, BBL GasPak Pouch and Bio-Bag™ Environmental Chamber Systems. Indicators may be placed in the vesicle to indicate when anaerobiasis or C02 generation is complete.

Direct Testing / Serology
Direct Testing / Serology
With more than two decades of extensive research and production experience, BD Diagnostic Systems has exhibited strong leadership in rapid detection of a wide range of pathogens including RSV and influenza virus, C. difficile, and Group A Strep. When it comes to serology testing, BD latex agglutination tests and RPR card tests have come to be the industry standards by which other tests are measured. BD serology testing products are stand out performers for accuracy, sensitivity and convenience. The broad product offerings and high quality are well known and trusted by laboratories everywhere.

Stains and Reagents
Stains and Reagents
BD offers a broad line of reagent droppers, diagnostic kits, antigens and antisera, and strep grouping products are conveniently available. These items aid in the identification of Streptococci, Staphylococci, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella and a variety of other organisms. Reagents are available for the detection of febrile diseases, phenylketonuria (PKU) and syphilis.

The visualization of bacteria by means of staining procedures is an important tool for the microbiologist as an aid in the identification and classification of isolates. BD Diagnostic Systems provides the microbiologist with carefully standardized and reproducible stain reagents in order to ensure accurate and interpretable results. Stains are also available to provide rapid visualization of mycobacteria and provide early detection of positive blood cultures by fluorescence procedures.

Identification / Susceptibility
Identification / Susceptibility
Identification systems are utilized to obtain the identification (genus and species) of an organism. These systems contain fluorogenic and chromogenic substrates. When the organism comes into contact with the substrates, the organism either reacts with the substrate (positive reaction) or there is no reaction (negative reaction). When the positive and negative reactions are combined, the identification of the organism is determined.

Susceptibility systems are utilized to determine what antimicrobics will be most effective in treating an organism. The organism is tested against various concentrations of antimicrobics, determining the organism's resistance (ineffective) or susceptibility (effective) to the antimicrobics. The identification and susceptibility of an organism is information that the physician requires from the laboratory, which is used when determining patient treatment.

Blood Culture
Blood Culture

BD Diagnostics, the leader in blood culture instrumentation for the last 25 years, brings you the newest innovations in blood culturing: The BACTEC™ FX and the BACTEC™ 9000 Series.

Mycobacteria Testing
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.

Molecular Diagnostics
Molecular Diagnostics
BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems offers state-of-the-art fully automated molecular systems that are easy to use, have minimal hands-on time, and provide rapid results. The BD MAX™ and Viper™ systems deliver laboratory efficiency at the most labor-intensive steps for molecular methods, sample handling, amplification and detection, while contributing to better clinical and economic outcomes.

Equipment and Supplies
Equipment and Supplies
BD offers a complete line of centrifuges, blood bank accessories, fibrometers, loops, needles and unique miscellaneous laboratory products to meet the demands of both clinical and industrial laboratories.