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Accurate Blood Culture Results

BACT/ALERT® 3D brings flexible and modular automated detection systems for any size laboratory that needs to meet blood culture guidelines efficiently, economically, and effectively.


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System Overview

Efficient Septicemia Diagnosis with BACT/ALERT® 3D Automated Microbial Detection Systems

The BACT/ALERT® 3D family of products brings you automated microbial detection systems with advantages in every dimension of blood culture testing from safety and design to recovery and accuracy. The systems provide optimal environments for the recovery of a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and mycobacteria. BACT/ALERT® 3D offers all of this in a single innovative platform that is compact, modular, and flexible.

As labs face the challenges of higher volumes, demand for reduced turnaround and the need to use staff resources effectively, it is critical that workflow is scalable, efficient, and smart. BACT/ALERT® 3D instrument’s workflow helps you meet all those challenges with its easy-to-use and intuitive handling, while also reducing the risk of errors.


  • Adaptable to your routine blood culture needs
  • Expandable design enables extra testing capacity and saves space
  • Same footprint as other small platforms with 2-3 times the bottle capacity
  • Designed to fit any laboratory layout
BACT/ALERT 3D Scalability


  • Only 2 bottle types to manage for both blood and sterile body fluids
  • Easy handling for less training and labor needs
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface and simple workflow procedure
  • Detect a wide range of bacteria and yeast
  • Low user maintenance and bioMérieux support and training


Real Time Detection

  • Colorimetric change at the bottom of bottles allows for earlier detection and immediate action
  • Positive bottle alerts for immediate intervention
  • Comprehensive Blood Culture process and contamination monitoring with remote alarm capability
  • Full connectivity with MAESTRIATM software including remote notification and easy-to-generate customizable reports
BACT/ALERT 3D Scalability

Blood Culture Media

The BACT/ALERT® 3D system uses media specifically designed for blood, sterile body fluids and platelets, as well as specialized media for detection of mycobacteria. Unique colorimetric technology that visibly changes the color at the bottom of each culture bottle outshines other technology by reducing false negatives due to delayed bottle entry. Triple-layer bottle design ensures an appropriate environment for reliable recovery of microorganisms.

  • Safety and efficiency are ensured with plastic blood culture bottles, pioneered by bioMérieux
  • Shatter-resistant bottles reduce biohazard exposure risk
  • Light-weight bottles offer cost-effective shipping and disposal - without compromising results
  • BACT/ALERT® Culture Media Bottles

    Innovative & Optimized Culture Media

    BACT/ALERT® culture media offers a comprehensive range of media bottles to ensure the recovery of a wide variety of microorganisms including bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungi – including our next generation Fastidious Antimicrobial Neutralization Plus media (FAN® PLUS) offering optimized time to detection and recovery. 

Services & Support

System Services

Systems are a major investment for your lab. Night and day, you depend on them to help you provide clinicians with fast, reliable results for better patient care. With System Services from bioMérieux: maximize routine lab workflow, cover increased productivity needs, and deliver high quality patient results confidently and continuously.

Specs & Resources

Technical Specifications

BACT/ALERT® 3D 120 Combo
Height30.8 inches77 cm
Width19.5 inches48.8 cm
Length24.5 inches61.2 cm
Unload Weight200 lbs90.8 kg
Load Weight216.5 lbs98.3 kg
Capacity120 cells (60 cells/drawer) 
Electric Power Service Requirements100/120 VAC (50-60 Hz)110/240v 
Power Consumed in Watts115 VAC 256 Watts (idle), 640 Watts typical 
Heat Dissipated904 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum 
Sound Emission55.5 dB 

247001 BACT/ALERT® 120 Combination Module Right

247004 BACT/ALERT® 120 Combination Module Left

BACT/ALERT 3D 120 Combo

Height36 inches90 cm
Width14 inches35 cm
Length24.3 inches60.8 cm
Unload Weight91 lbs41.3 kg
Power Consumed in Watts115 VAC 72 Watts typical 
Heat Dissipated245 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum 
Sound Emission46.4 dB 
References243010 BACT/ALERT® Controller Module 
Bact alert 3D
Incubator Module (240 Cell Capacity)
Height36 inches90 cm
Width19.5 inches48.8 cm
Length24.3 inches60.8 cm
Unload Weight200 lbs90.8 kg
Load Weight233 lbs105.8 kg
Capacity240 cells (60 cells / drawer) 
Electric Power Service Requirements100/120 volts (50-60 Hz)110/240v
Power Consumed in Watts115 VAC 256 Watts (idle), 640 Watts typical 
Heat Dissipated904 BTU/Hr. 2840 maximum 
Sound Emission55.5 dB 

210159 BACT/ALERT® Incubator Module Left w/ Racks

210161 BACT/ALERT® Incubator Module Right w/ Racks



BACT/ALERT® 3D Brochure