Plate Count (PCA) + Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Dipslides

Plate Count (PCA) + Violet Red Bile Lactose (VRBL) (neutralisers) Dipslides (Box of 10)

The TVLN Dipslide measures a total count on one side (plate count agar) and enterobacteriaceae (VRBL agar) count on the other. Includes neutralisers for cleaning regime evaluation.

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Quantity Price You Save
51 £11.33 Up to £32.14
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251 £10.26 Up to £427.48
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Product specification

Front Agar Type Plate Count (PCA) Neutraliser
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count
Rear Agar Type Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Neutraliser
Rear Agar Colour Red/Purple
Rear Agar Growth Enterobacteriaceae
Shelf Life 5 - 6 months
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 35°C
Important information 1 - 2 weeks lead time

The TVLN dipslide has plate count agar on one side and VRBL agar on the other side. This dipslide contains neutralisers (germicide inhibitor) for disinfectants present in the sample. Neutralisers help provide accurate readings in cleaning efficacy tests.

This Dipslide measures a total count on one side and enterobacteriaceae (specifically coliforms in food products) count on the other. 

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.

Both agars include neutralisers for common germicides. This helps the user assess the effectiveness of cleaning regimes.

Plate Count Agar - A general growth medium that detects a viable / total count in food and water. Mainly used in the dairy industry.

VRBL - For the detection of coliforms in food products. Produces red-purple colonies.

How to use the TV dipslides

In Liquids

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 48 hours).

Surface testing

Remove the Dipslide from the container and press against the surface for approx 10 seconds. 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 Plate Count / VRBG slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Plate Count / VRBL + neutralisers 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 Plate Count / VRBL + neutralisers 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 Plate Count / VRBL + neutralisers 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.

Applications:

  • Food safety
  • Dairy
  • Farming
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