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Plate Count (PCA) + Plate Count (PCA) Dipslides (Box of 10)

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  • Plate Count (PCA) Dipslides
Plate Count (PCA) Dipslides

PC2 Dipslides are suitable for dairy applications and offer a total count on both sides.

Pack Size
10 dipslides

£11.96
Made in the UK
Manufactured in ISO 9001 certified conditions.
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Order 25 or more boxes Receive a 2.5% discount Price per box £11.66
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Order 250 or more boxes Receive a 14.24% discount Price per box £10.26
Order 500 or more boxes Receive a 18.89% discount Price per box £9.70
Order 1000 or more boxes Receive a 33.65% discount Price per box £7.94
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Product Information
Front Agar Type Plate Count (PCA)
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count
Rear Agar Type Plate Count (PCA)
Rear Agar Colour Straw
Rear Agar Growth Total Count
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.

About the plate count (pca) + plate count (pca) dipslides (box of 10)

This PC2 dipslide has Plate count agar (prepared culture medium) on both sides. Plate Count Agar grows viable organisms and tests for total count bacteria, particularly in dairy products, water and food.

If your sample has microbiological contamination, bacteria will grow on the dipslide in the form of bacterial colonies. You count the colonies and compare with the provided chart to assess the level of contamination.

These dipslides come in a pack size of 10 slides per box. The slide has a flexible paddle and is within a shatterproof container. 

How to use the PC2 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.

Remove Plate Count slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Plate Count 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 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 Plate Count 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.

Plate Count Dipslides Features

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.

Additional Details

Product Reference : PC2

Internal catalogue reference : DS001-12

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