Baird Parker Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Dipslides

Baird Parker + Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Dipslides (Box of 10)

The BV dipslide provides enterobacteriaceae count on the front red/purple side and Staphylococci count on yellow rear side.


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Product specification

Front Agar Type Baird Parker
Front Agar Colour Yellow
Front Agar Growth Staphylococci
Rear Agar Type Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG)
Rear Agar Colour Red/Purple
Rear Agar Growth Enterobacteriaceae
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 35°C
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.

Baird Parker Agar and VRBG Agar for Staphylococci and Enterobacteriaceae. This slide offers a Staphylococci count on one side and an Enterobactericeae count on the other side.

It comes in a pack size of 10 slides per box. The slide has a flexible paddle and is located in a shatterproof container. 

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.

VRBG - Detects Enterobacteriaceae and is often used to test food samples as well as animal feed. Testing for total enterobacteriaceae as an indicator of hygiene levels is part of many food safety programs. Produces purple / pink colonies.

Baird Parker - This agar is selective for Staphylococci and is often used to test food samples. Staphylococcus aureus shows good growth with black shiny colonies with white and clear zones.

How to use the BV dipslide

Simply remove the dipslide and immerse in (or press against) the sample for approx 10 seconds. Remove dipslide and allow to drain (if necessary) 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 48 hours).

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

Remove Baird Parker / VRBG slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Baird Parker / VRBG 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 Baird Parker / VRBG 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 Baird Parker / VRBG 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.

Industry sectors include

  • Food safety
  • Farming
  • Clinical

Specific References


BV Datasheet

BV Dipslide Datasheet (PDF)

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MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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