Automated microbiology: an asset to urine testing

August 2009
Automation has been a late starter in microbiology; however, it is now making up for lost time by addressing the problems associated with handling the most prolific of samples submitted for analysis. The first semi-automated laboratory urine analysers appeared on the market over 30 years ago, utilised dry chemistry dipstick technology and were mainly used in UK microbiology laboratories.

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