BD Viper™ LT System

BD Viper™ LT System

Your solution for HPV testing and extended genotyping

Meet the BD Viper™ LT System

The BD Viper™ LT System, tailored for the BD Onclarity™ HPV Assay, is a bench-top system that automates sample extraction and RT PCR amplification/ detection all in one instrument for added ease, convenience and walkaway time.


  • Multiplex RT PCR assay for the qualitative detection of 14 high-risk HPV types
  • On-demand genotyping for individual results of 16, 18, 45, 31, 51 and 52 with pooled results of 33/58, 35/39/68 and 56/59/66
  • E6/E7 DNA target
  • Utilises human beta globin as an internal control
HR, high risk; RT PCR, real-time polymerase chain reaction

The throughput you need with minimal hands on time

  • < 15 min hands-on time for run setup1
  • Up to 30 sample results in 4.5 hours
  • 120 results in a 12-hour shift with the last user intervention at 9.5 hours
  • Ready-to-use reagents
  • Sample tubes with pierceable caps to avoid manual opening
The throughput you need with minimal hands on time
HR, high risk; RT PCR, real-time polymerase chain reaction
1. Viper LT High-throughput Workflow Study Nov 2014. Conducted at BD.

Improved utilization of laboratory space

  • Integrated, self-contained tabletop system
  • Room temperature reagent storage
  • Sample to results within a single system
Improved utilization of laboratory space

Minimal waste and potential for errors

  • Unit dose assays and extraction tubes minimise reagent waste
  • Automated reagent and consumable checks identify potential errors before a run starts
Minimal waste and potential for errors
Optimised lab space
Minimised waste
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Inside the BD Viper™ LT System

Learn more about the capabilities of the BD Viper™ LT System

1. Reader

Utilizes 4 fluorescent channels and a thermocycler with 24 control zones designed to ensure uniform temperature control

2. Pipette tip stations

Holds all necessary pipette tips, allowing for liquid level sensing

3. Priming station

Priming station for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/GC) assays

4. Plate sealer station

System automatically seals the amplification plate

5. Specimen rack input area

Holds up to 48 pierceable cap tubes for efficient sample handling

6. Extraction reagent trough

Ready-to-use format with a built-in barcode scanner to automatically record lot number and expiration date

7. Extractor

Holds up to 48 single-use BD FOX™ extraction tubes for DNA extraction

BD Viper™ LT System specs

Electrical requirements, operating conditions and specimen handling
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Molecular diagnostics

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Fully automated


Tabletop analyzer

Ready-to-use reagents

Automatic system checks

Walkaway capability

Bi-directional LIS integration

Electrical requirements:

  • Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • Current 12 A
  • Frequency 50-60 Hz
  • Power ≤1800 W
  • Heat instrument: 1000 Btu/hr when idle; up to 3000 Btu/hr during a run
  • Pre-warm heater: 300 Btu/hr when idle; up to 2500 Btu/hr during a pre-warm protocol

Operating conditions:

  • Temperature 18°C – 33°C / 64.4°F – 91.4°F
  • Humidity 20% to 85% RH
  • Noise <65 dB(A) at 1m
  • Locations Level surface; no direct heat,
    Light ≤5000lux

Specimen handling:

  • Specimen collection type :

    BD SurePath™ and Hologic PreservCyt® LBC primary vials, BD Cervical brushes

  • Sample volume:

    0,5 mL sample input volume, withdrawn from the LBC vials either before or after cytology testing