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About the plate count (pca) +plate count (pca) (neutralisers) dipslides (box of 10)
The TPC dipslide contains neutralisers for disinfectants present in the sample, this provides accurate readings in such tests. This dip slide measures a total count on both sides. The agar (culture medium) on this dipslide is Plate Count with neutralisers.
Plate Count Agar - This agar is a general growth medium that offers a total count of viable organisms in a sample. Used to test food and water. Mainly used in the dairy industry. The black dipslide makes the straw coloured agar easy to view and some people prefer this dipslide as they find it more convenient for counting colonies.
TPC 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 TPC dipslides
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).
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).
Remove the Dipslide from its tube, gently apply a sample of the test substance to the dipslide using a sterile swab. Place the slide back in its tube and incubate for a minimum of 24 hours (up to a maximum of 48 hours).
A comparison chart is included so that you can easily compare your results.
I see that the sensitivity of these slides goes down to 10^3 CFU/ml. Are there any slides which could most accurately indicate TBC within 10^2-10^3 CFU/ml range?
Hello, 10^2 would result in approx 2 colonies.
Product Reference : TPC
Internal catalogue reference : DS001-21
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