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About the violet red bile glucose (vrbg) + violet red bile glucose (vrbg) dipslides (box of 10)
This dipslide features VRBG Agar (prepared culture medium) on both sides. This slide detects / grows Enterobacteriaceae. If your sample contains enterobacteriaceae, colonies will grow on the dipslide. You would then count the colonies and compare with the chart provided to assess the level of contamination.
Violet Red Bile Glucose Agar - often used to test food and animal feed samples. Tests for Enterobacteriaceae which can be used as an indicator organism to evaluate hygiene levels in food safety applications. Colonies show as pink / purple.
These dipslides come in a pack size of 10 slides per box. The slide has a flexible paddle and is within a shatterproof container.
Industry sectors include
- Food sector
- Animal feed
How to use VRBG / E dipslides
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.
Step 1 : Remove slide
Carefully remove the sterile VRBG Agar dip slide from its tube ensuring that no contact is made with the agar (to avoid contamination).
Step 2 : If Surface Testing
For surface testing, press the VRBG Agar 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.
Step 2 : If liquid testing
For liquid testing, immerse the VRBG Agar dipslide into the fluid for 10 seconds then remove and allow to drain for a few seconds.
Step 2 : If swab testing
Apply a sample of the test substance to a sterile swab and gently apply to the agars.
Step 3 : Incubate Slide
Label the tube with the included stickers then place the slide into an incubator and allow to incubate.
Step 4 : Compare results
Count the amount of colonies that have grown on the slide and compare them to the comparison chart provided.
VRBG Dipslides Features
Each dipslide features a virtually unbreakable and flexible paddle allowing for even, full surface testing.
Easy Run Off Design
Due to the design of the dipslide, fluids will drain off quickly during testing.
Each slide has a handle built into the lid that is recessed to help keep your fingers dry during testing.
One side of the slide will have a circle indicator so you know which side was used for testing which type of contaminant.
Each dipslide is dual sided to allow multiple contamination testing with one test.
Thick Reliable Agar
Each agar is thick (approx 4mm) and raised above the dipslide to allow for easy surface testing.
Product Reference : E
Internal catalogue reference : DS001-11
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