Steps 1 & 2- standard procedures. Steps 3,4,5 - OptiDet technology.
1. Samples are collected from patients and sent to the clinical laboratory.
2. The laboratory technician plates the sample on a primary, non specific, petri dish for 18 - 24 hours
3. Technician picks up one colony from dish and smears it on a disposable unit
4. The unit is inserted to a stationary system
5. Result of a specific bacteria appears on the screen within 3 minutes.