Environmental Monitoring Dipslides (Box of 10)

Environmental Monitoring Dipslides with Neutralisers (Box of 10)

Environmental microbiological testing (air and surface sampling) is essential in certain industries to help safeguard products from microbiological contamination. Includes neutralisers.

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The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 200.

TSA/ME Volume discounts

Quantity Price You Save
51 £12.56 Up to £35.64
101 £12.08 Up to £119.46
251 £11.37 Up to £473.94
501 £10.76 Up to £1,254.91
1000 £8.80 Up to £4,461.99

Product specification

Front Agar Type Tryptone Soya (TSA) Neutraliser
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count
Rear Agar Type Malt Extract Neutraliser
Rear Agar Colour Brown
Rear Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Shelf Life 5 - 6 months
Certification ISO 9001
Important information To ensure that we can offer our customers maximum shelf life, these slides are manufactured to order and as a result, delivery can be up to 5 weeks.

Environmental sampling / testing (air and surface sampling) is essential in certain industries to help safeguard products from microbiological contamination.

These industries include:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Cleanrooms

Dipslides are a convenient way of carrying out environmental testing. There is no need to prepare the culture media before testing and the paddle design makes it much easier to test surfaces than alternatives such as contact plates. Dipslides also have a longer shelf life than alternative products. Being able to test with two agars at once is also an advantage.

Our TSA/ME slides test for a total count and yeasts and moulds. These slides have Tryptone soya agar on one side of the dipslide with Environmental Agar on the other. TSA/ME is a general purpose dipslide that is ideal for environmental testing. Includes lecithin and tween neutralisers. 

Flexible paddle

Flexible Paddle

Each dipslide features a virtually unbreakable and flexible paddle allowing for even, full surface testing.

Easy run off design

Easy Run Off Design

Due to the design of the dipslide, fluids will drain off quickly during testing.

Recessed Handle

Recessed Handle

Each slide has a handle built into the lid that is recessed to help keep your fingers dry during testing.

Side Indicator

Side Indicator

One side of the slide will have a circle indicator so you know which side was used for testing which type of contaminant.

Dual sided paddle

Dual Sided

Each dipslide is dual sided to allow multiple contamination testing with one test.

Thick reliable Agar

Thick Reliable Agar

Each agar is thick (approx 4mm) and raised above the dipslide to allow for easy surface testing.

How to use the TSA/ME dip slide

Simply remove the dipslide and immerse in the sample for approx 10 seconds. Remove dipslide and allow to drain for a few seconds, then replace the slide back into the tube and incubate for a minimum of 24 hours (up to a maximum of 120 hours).

A comparison chart is included so you can easily compare your results.

Remove Environmental slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Environmental dip slide from its tube ensuring that no contact is made with the agar (to avoid contamination).

Surface testing

Step 2 : If Surface Testing

For surface testing, press the Environmental dipslide onto the surface. If needed, place a finger on the bottom of the slide (on the plastic, not the agar) to apply extra pressure.

Liquid Testing

Step 2 : If liquid testing

For liquid testing, immerse the Environmental dipslide into the fluid for 10 seconds then remove and allow to drain for a few seconds.

Swab Testing

Step 2 : If swab testing

Apply a sample of the test substance to a sterile swab and gently apply to the agars.

Incubate the dipslide

Step 3 : Incubate Slide

Label the tube with the included stickers then place the slide into an incubator and allow to incubate.

compare dipslide results

Step 4 : Compare results

Count the amount of colonies that have grown on the slide and compare them to the comparison chart provided.

We also offer double sided TSA and double sided MEA dipslides that could be used for gloved fingertip testing. You can find links to these dipslides below:




Specific References


Malt Extract Comparison Chart

Malt Extract comparison chart in JPG format

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MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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