The CultureStat Rapid UTI Detection System represents a significant advance in the area of urine culture testing.

The system is a self-contained total microbe test which objectively determines the presence or non-presence of log phase bacteria by light spectrophotometry and computer-driven statistical analysis. Compact, portable and extremely easy to use, the CultureStat Rapid UTI Detection System dramatically improves the practice of testing for urinary tract infections in hospitals and independent laboratories.

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CultureStat Rapid UTI Detection System Operation

The CultureStat System is comprised of four components: the CultureStat ampoule, the CultureStat reader, the CultureStat Database Software Program embedded on a computer, and a bar code scanner. The system operation is comprised of the following three easy steps. For more information visit


Step 1: Fill the CultureStat ampoule by inserting the ampoule into the sample and either (1) twist the ampoule or (2) squeeze as if the ampoule and plastic housing was a syringe. Estimated time: 5 seconds.

Step 2: Remove glass ampoule from plastic housing, add a bar code sticker to the top, scan the bar code with the bar code scanner which identifies the sample on the database program. Estimated time: 10-15 seconds.

Step 3: Place ampoule into the CultureStat Reader and click on “Read 1” on the computer screen. The test is run automatically and data is recorded by the CultureStat Database Software Program. Estimated time: 5-10 seconds.

Total time to label and identify sample, run test and record results: 20-30 seconds.

The identification of the sample, the reading of the culture and the recording of the results is completely automated, eliminating the potential for human error. Because the entire testing process takes 30 seconds or less, test operators can conduct up to 120 tests an hour, compared to 20-25 tests an hour for plates. 

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