Cervical Cytology Instruments

Cervical Cytology Instruments

Flexibility and efficiency for actionable clinical results

Discover BD cytology testing instruments

Flexible solutions for any volume and every paradigm

Cytology Sample Preparation

BD’s cytology sample preparation methodology utilises a proprietary cell enrichment processing to remove obscuring elements from the sample, both improving cervical disease detection and reducing the incidence of unsatisfactory results.

Cytology Slide Preparation and Staining

Fully automated slide processing from sample transfer to staining. The BD Totalys™ SlidePrep offers discreet individual slide staining with reduced risk of contamination whilst ensuring sample chain of custody. 

Cytology Imaging and Screening

The BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System improves cervical cancer detection and screening efficiency by ranking slides and prioritizing the review of locations of interest on both BD SurePath™ Liquid-based Pap Test and conventional preparations.

Meet the BD PrepMate™ automated accessory

Precise specimen transfer directly from BD SurePath™ Collection Vials for BD's proprietary cell enrichment process


Providing simple and fast automation

  • Automated process handling 1 to 12 samples per cycle
  • Predictably mixes, aspirates and dispenses a defined volume of specimen
  • Eliminates manual cap removal, reducing the risk of contamination
  • Fast sample processing, taking less than 5 minutes to run 12 samples
  • Simple user interface and small footprint


Bd’s unique cellular enrichment process

  • Reduces non-diagnostic components such as excess inflammatory cells, mucus, blood, and lubricants
  • Minimizes air-drying artifact and obscuring, overlapping cellular material
  • Provides easier visualization of epithelial cells, diagnostically relevant cells and infectious organisms
  • Minimizes unsatisfactory test results
Processing with conventional Pap test displaying obscuring inflammation
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Processing with BD Surepath™ Liquid-based Pap test displaying reduced inflammation
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Meet the BD Totalys™ MultiProcessor

Designed to meet the needs of evolving cervical cancer screening


  • Automates the unique BD cellular enrichment process for
    BD SurePath™ Liquid-based Pap test
  • Optional, customizable aliquots supports ancillary molecular testing, including the BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay
  • Full chain of custody from collection vial to sample outputs
  • Intuitive touch-screen interface puts the entire process at your fingertips


  • Automates sample transfer, centrifugation, aspiration and decanting for BD SurePath™ processing
  • Up to 372 samples to cell pellets in an 8-hour shift
  • Continuous loading and unloading of samples


  • Samples are processed to a cell pellet reliably with full automation that minimizes variability
  • Full automation for cytology* with monitoring of samples throughout the entire process
  • Reduced risk of cross contamination: samples are uncapped only during pipetting steps
*when used with BD Totalys™ SlidePrep
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BD Totalys™ MultiProcessor specs

Electrical requirements, operating conditions and specimen handling
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Fully automated

Integrated data management

Liquid-based cytology

Aliquot option

Intuitive interface

Electrical requirements:

  • Voltage 100-240 VAC ± 10%
  • Current 10-6 A
  • Input line frequency 47-63 Hz

Operating conditions:

  • Temperature 18°C – 30°C / 64.4°F – 86°F
  • Humidity 20% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Locations Level surface; no direct heat
  • Altitude Up to 2000m (6562ft)
  • Light Conditions From dark to 15000 lux;
    no direct light

Specimen handling:

  • Specimen collection type : BD SurePath™ Collection Vial
  • Sample volume:
    6mL or 8mL aliquot drawn for cytology testing
    Customizable molecular aliquots from 0.25 mL – 1.5 mL*
  • On-board sample capacity:
    Up to 96 patient samples (6 trays x 16 samples)
  • Positive sample identification:
    2D barcodes on all patient vials and instrument consumables ensure chain of custody

*One transfer per sample only

Meet the BD Totalys™ SlidePrep

Full automation from preparation to staining*


  • Processes BD SurePath™ Liquid-based Pap test and Non-Gynaecological samples
  • Fully integrates with the BD Totalys™ MultiProcessor to maintain continuous chain-of-custody
  • Consistent results with staining in individual chambers using fresh reagents for every sample
  • Accurate reagent pipetting and precise timing for each sample reduces process variability


  • Random sample loading
  • Automatic barcode scanning ensures sample match and chain of custody
  • Process BD SurePath™ Liquid-based Pap test or non-GYN samples
  • Customisable sample and staining parameters to adjust for laboratory staining preferences


  • Complete a single run of 48 slides in 68 minutes
  • High throughput capability: Up to 336 stained slides produced from cell pellet in an 8-hour shift
  • Minimal hands-on-time allows staff to perform other tasks
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* When used with the BD Totalys™ MultiProcessor

Meet the BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System

Taking Pap testing to a different level


  • Statistically significant increases in disease detection over the manual screening method1
  • Directed QC technology™ flags up to 15% of highest ranked cases diagnosed as negative for additional review to assist in the reduction of false negative diagnoses1
  • ‘No Further Review’ functionality enables triaging of up to 25% of lower ranked slides without the requirement for secondary screening
  • Compared to manual screening, the BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System was associated with a 42% overall decrease in ASC / SIL ratio1, leading to more accurate diagnosis.
Percentage increase of BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System vs manual screening
SS, statistically significant.


  • Automates imaging of both conventional cytology and
    BD SurePath™ Liquid-based Pap test slide screening processes1
  • Acceptance of a wide variety of laboratory preferred stains – No requirement for purchase of or additional training for imager specific stains
BD FocalPoint™ Slide Profiler


  • Improves productivity by reducing fields of view/slides requiring review1,2
  • Up to 31% reduction in screening time compared to manual review1
  • Directs the screener to specific areas* on the slide most likely to contain abnormal cells or material of analytical interest, to allow more focus on diagnostic interpretation
  • Continuous throughput with a maximum capacity of 288 slides at any one time
* Up to 10 fields for BD SurePath™ slides and up to 15 fields for conventional Pap slides
BD FocalPoint™ GS Review Station
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ACS, atypical squamous cells; HSIL, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions; LSIL, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions.

1. BD FocalPoint™ GS Imaging System Product Insert. 2. Bowditch R.C, Clarke J.M, Baird P.J, Greenberg M.L. Diagn Cytopathol. 2012;40(12):1093-1099.