Plate Count (PCA) + MacConkey 3 Dipslides

Plate Count (PCA) TTC + MacConkey 3 Dipslides (Box of 10)

The SCT dipslide measures a total count (red spot) on the front side and coliforms count on the rear. 

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Product specification

Front Agar Type Plate Count (PCA) TTC
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Rear Agar Type MacConkey 3
Rear Agar Colour Red
Rear Agar Growth Coliforms
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 35°C

This is the same slide as the SC2 but with the addition of TTC* "Red Spot Dye" in the plate count Agar. This slide offers a total count on one side and a coliforms 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. 

Flexable 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 - The plate count agar features red spot dye which means that colonies show up as red spots. This makes them easy to view and count. Plate count is a standard growth medium for assessing a 'total count' of bacteria / viable organisms in a sample. It is used in a variety of applications but in particular food (specifically dairy) and water testing.

MacConkey3 Agar - This agar detects coliforms as well as salmonella and shigella organisms. Gram positive cocci are inhibited with this formulation. MacConkey3 is used to test food and water applications. It is also used to test faecal samples in the poultry and farming industry.

How to use the SCT dipslides

Remove SCT slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile SCT 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 SCT 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 SCT 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.

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 tub 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.

Industry sectors include

  • Poultry
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biomedical
  • Water

Customer Questions

Q

I have just purchased two boxes of these dip slides and received them today. How should I store them?

A

Our dipslides should not be kept in a fridge. Store in a cool dry place. Optimum 8 - 15 degrees C.

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