Clinical Microbiology

While enhancements in the clinical laboratory are improving diagnostic stewardship, clinical microbiology remains at the core of the microbiology laboratory.

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Impact extending beyond the laboratory walls

While enhancements in the clinical laboratory are improving diagnostic stewardship, traditional microbiology remains at the core of the microbiology laboratory. Clinicians and microbiologist rely on and trust BD to provide comprehensive specimen collection devices and culture solutions to facilitate the detection and identification of pathogens. The impact of their work goes beyond the four walls of the laboratory, informing clinicians to deliver accurate and timely results to patients and their families.


A focus on our customers’ needs

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    Quality media for reliable performance, packaged to help prevent damage during shipping
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    Timely results

    Chromogenic media products may help improve time to results)1,2

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    Workflow efficiency
    Automation ready plates and collection and transport tubes help aid in workflow efficiency
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    Economic value
    Pricing within institutional budget guidelines and participate with group purchasing organizations (GPO)
An accurate diagnosis starts with a quality specimen and culture

Bacterial cultures enable antibiotic susceptibility testing of bacteria and are the first step in establishing recommendations for effective treatment.3


Leveraging years of experience and expertise from BD BBL™ and BD Difco™ branded products, we are leaders in culture media manufacturing, for use in both the clinical and industrial microbiology laboratory

Global Distribution

Our extensive global distribution network allows us to deliver products around the globe daily from nine distribution centers.

Global Manufacturing

BD has eight manufacturing sites located around the world, dedicated to manufacturing manual micro products, which provides continuity of supply and redundant manufacturing.

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  1. D’Souza, HA, Baron, EJ, Practical Bench Comparison of BBL™ CHROMagar™ Orientation and Standard 2-Plate Media for Urine Cultures, JCM, Jan 2004, p.60-64.
  2. Manickam, K, CHROMagar Orientation Medium Reduces Urine Culture Workload, JCM, April 2013 vol 51(4)1179-1183.
  3. Lagier J-C, Edouard S, Pagnier I, Mediannikov O, Drancourt M, Raoult D. 2015. Current and past strategies for bacterial culture in clinical microbiology. Clin Microbiol Rev 28:208 –236. doi:10.1128/CMR.00110-14.

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