Plate Count (PCA) + Oxytetracycline Glucose Yeast Extract (OGYE) Dipslides (Box of 10)

Plate Count (PCA) + Oxytetracycline Glucose Yeast Extract (OGYE) (neutralisers) Dipslides (Box of 10)

The PO disinfectant neutraliser dipslide tests for total count bacteria on one side and yeast and moulds on the other side. Ideal for testing areas that have been cleaned using chemicals / germicides.


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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 OGYE Neutraliser
Rear Agar Colour Straw
Rear Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Shelf Life 5 - 6 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 120 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 22°C
Important information 1 - 2 weeks dispatch time

The PO dipslide contains neutralisers for disinfectants present in the sample, this provides accurate readings in such tests. It has total count on the front side and yeast and moulds 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.

Plate Count Agar - PCA is a general growth medium used to provide a 'total count' / detect viable organisms in food and water. Mainly used in dairy testing.

OGYE Agar - This agar contains an antibiotic called Oxytetracycline. Due to this, the dipslide should not be incubated at temperatures above 25 degrees Celcius. OGYE agar detects yeasts and moulds in food.

How to use the PO dipslide

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 Plate Count / OGYE slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Plate Count / OGYE 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 / OGYE 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 / OGYE 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.


  • Food safety
  • Dairy

Specific References



MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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PO Datasheet

PO Dipslide Datasheet (PDF)

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