Rose Bengal Dipslides

Rose Bengal + Rose Bengal Dipslides (Box of 10)

The Rose Bengal / Rose Bengal Dip Slide can be used to test/monitor the levels of yeasts and moulds. It contains an antibiotic that suppresses bacterial growth. Most growth appears as pink dots.


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The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 5.

BRB2 Volume discounts

Quantity Price You Save
51 £11.33 Up to £32.14
101 £10.89 Up to £107.75
251 £10.26 Up to £427.48
501 £9.70 Up to £1,131.88
1000 £7.94 Up to £4,024.54

Product specification

Front Agar Type Rose Bengal
Front Agar Colour Pink
Front Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Rear Agar Type Rose Bengal
Rear Agar Colour Pink
Rear Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 120 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 30°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.

The BRB2 Dip Slide provides a count of moulds / yeasts on both sides. It can be used to test/monitor the levels of yeasts and moulds.

It comes in a pack size of 10 slides per box (minimum order of 5 boxes). 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.

Rose Bengal Agar; for yeasts and moulds only. Rose Bengal is taken up by small colonies, which often show up as pink dots and are easier to count (mould growth may show as fluffy / powdery colonies). This slide offers yeasts and moulds count on both sides. This agar contains an antibiotic that suppresses the growth of bacteria ensuring a better result for yeasts and moulds.

How to use the BRB2 Dipslides

Simply remove the dipslide and immerse in (or pressed 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 120 hours).

A comparison chart is included so you can easily compare your results.

Remove Rose Bengal slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Rose Bengal 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 Rose Bengal 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 Rose Bengal 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.

Industry sectors include

  • Food
  • Cosmetics

Specific References


BRB2 Datasheet

BRB2 Dipslide Datasheet (PDF)

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MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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