Available since 1999, the BD ProbeTec™ ET System is the first real-time DNA amplification assay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). Based on proprietary BD technology, Strand Displacement Amplification (SDA) and real-time homogeneous detection, the system design combines short time to results. Minimal labor, high throughput and ease-of-use make the BD ProbeTec ET System the ideal choice for laboratories throughout the world. The BD ProbeTec instrument performs simultaneous amplification and detection in real time. It's one-hour format enhances efficiency by enabling multiple instrument runs per shift. Up to 276 CT/GC or 564 CT specimens can be run in a single eight-hour shift with one instrument. The multi-channel, programmable pipettor minimizes labor requirements for fluid transfer steps. Moreover, its daily maintenance requires less than five minutes for the complete system. LIS connectivity and barcode accession support reduce hands on time and possible errors.