Franklin Lakes, NJ-based Becton, Dickinson and Co., aka BD, has launched a wireless rapid diagnostic system for the detection of influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, and group A strep. The new wireless BD Veritor Plus System provides health care providers with objective, lab-quality immunoassay test results within minutes. It also streamlines the point-of-care diagnostic workflow and enables providers to quickly review patient results to assist in determining the appropriate treatment in a single consultation.

“As we are on the cusp of the flu season, it is critical that providers have the diagnostic tools they need to assist them in quickly and accurately identifying infectious diseases, like flu, RSV and strep and in assigning treatment protocols,” says Dave Hickey, president of diagnostic systems at BD. “The BD Veritor Plus System’s ability to provide reliable test results and wirelessly transfer them to health records could ultimately lead to better outcomes through rapid detection and simplified workflow.”

Furthermore, the BD Veritor Plus System offers the BD Cloud Connectivity Solution—a technology that allows users to wirelessly transfer test data securely to an electronic medical record or a laboratory information system enable data access across an entire integrated delivery network. Not only can this help to reduce manual documentation-related errors, it also enables physicians to more easily access test results and use that information to determine the next steps in patient care.

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