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What other equipment will I need  for using Flexicult in POETIC?


  • An Incubator for incubation of the Flexicult tests at 35┬░Centigrade.

  • An  example is the small, desk-top Cultura┬« M Incubator. (

  • A mid stream urine collection kit.

    An example is the PEEZY MSU kit ( This kit has been shown to reduce contamination rates in urine cultures (Jackson S.R. et al. BJU Int. 2005. Aug;96 (3):360-4).

  • 3 mL disposable pastettes. A pastette can be used when only  a small amount of urine is available. The minimum volume of urine for using Flexicult  is 2.5ml and this can be more easily distributed onto the plate using a pastette.

  • A camera. An OLYMPUS SP-620UZ digital camera will be provided. The camera will need four AA batteries (keep a stock of batteries or battery charger) and a memory card (SD/SDHC/SDXC only).

Cultura® M Incubator

OLYMPUS SP-620UZ Digital Camera