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DTS systems

Our full line of direct tube sampling (DTS) systems — the DTS 400 and DTS 800 — integrates advanced testing technologies that serve as the foundation for building laboratories capabilities, helping achieve greater levels of accuracy, efficiency and economy


The DTS 400 and DTS 800 systems automated solutions for low- and medium-volume laboratories — improve lab productivity and accelerate results. The systems are compatabile with the following Hologic assays:

  • Aptima Combo 2 assay for CT/NG: One test/two results to differentiate and detect Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG).  Single analyte for individual supplemental testing for CT and NG are also available.
  • Aptima  HPV assay: For the detection of E6/E7 mRNA from 14 high-risk types.+
  • Aptima HCV RNA qualitative assay: Used to detect active infection viral DNA in individuals with antibody evidence of HCV.++
  • Aptima HIV-1 RNA qualitative assay: Used to detect HIV infection before the appearance of antibodies.*++
  • Progensa PCA3 assay: Detects over expression of prostate cancer specific PCA3 RNA in urine.


* Not validated to use on SB100 instrument.

+Approved for use in the EU; not approved for use in the U.S.

++Approved for use in U.S. only.


Performance data

The DTS 400 System can process up to 400 results per 8-hour shift.

The DTS 800 System can process up to 800 results per 8-hour shift.