BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation (TLA) System

The 3rd generation system delivering modular, flexible and upgradable solutions that help enable lab efficiency


The 3rd generation BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation (TLA) System

The 3rd generation BD Kiestra™ TLA solution delivers an end-to-end automated workflow from plate labeling, inoculation, incubation, imaging, culture reading and results reporting. The new modular track design enables configuration flexibility, modularity and scalability that adapt to your laboratory’s needs today, and into the future.

Features and Benefits

Gain flexibility and upgradability

The new track is flexible, customizable and adaptable to your lab's layout and workflow, allowing you to break free from space and configuration constraints.

Reduce hands on time

Help maximize staff efficiency and lab productivity through high throughput sample processing and reduce hands on time by eliminating the manual sorting of plates and walking them from module to module.

Enhance operational efficiencies

Designed to reduce rework and errors which may allow your staff to utilize their skills for value added tasks.

Enable traceability and secure access to data

Powered by BD Synapsys™ informatics solution, you’ll have complete traceability throughout the entire workflow and secure access to data for simplified workflow management.


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Features and Benefits
Integrated sample processing

Integrate up to two BD Kiestra™ InoqulA sample processors for high throughput sample processing of both liquid and non-liquid sample types

High capacity

Integrate up to four BD Kiestra™ ReadA smart incubation and digital imaging systems to form a storage capacity of up to 4,608 plates

Closed door incubation

The BD Kiestra™ ReadA offers closed door incubation, keeping the O2 or CO2 environments consistent which may increase bacterial growth by up to 46% compared to traditional microbiology.*1

*Based on studies of urine cultures with selected organisms

Standardized imaging

Combine high-speed performance and standardized image acquisition to enable dynamic diagnostic imaging

Eliminate bottlenecks

Eliminate bottlenecks by incorporating lean single piece flow and a two-way track to ensure no traffic jams or plate collisions, adopting highway on/off ramp design

Streamline your workflow

Streamline your workflow as plates progress to the next steps immediately to ensure specimen integrity and reduce waiting time

Access to results

Providing access to information anywhere, anytime with BD Synapsys™ informatics solution, making your lab workflow simple, smart and safe

Covered track

The covered track provides user safety around moving parts

Continuous support

Help maximize system uptime and utilization with timely system implementation, ongoing staff training, and support through BD Kiestra™ Professional Services



  1. Klein et al. Significant increase in cultivation of Gardnerella vaginalis, Alloscardovia omnicolens, Actinotignum schallii, and Actinomyces spp. in urine samples with total laboratory automation. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018;37(7):1305–1311.

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