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Tryptone Soya (TSA) + SAB DEX Dipslides (Box of 10)

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Tryptone Soya (TSA) + Malt Extract Dipslides (Box of 10)

The TSA and SAB DEX Dipslides test for total count micro-organisms and fungi. These slides are often used for environmental testing.

Each dipslide box includes 10 dipslide tests. 

Pack Size
10 dipslides

Made in the UK
Manufactured in ISO 9001 certified conditions.
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The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 150.

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Order 250 or more boxes Receive a 14.24% discount Price per box £11.37
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Product Information
Front Agar Type Tryptone Soya (TSA)
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count
Rear Agar Type Sabouraud Dextrose
Rear Agar Colour Straw
Rear Agar Growth Fungal
Shelf Life 4 - 6 months
Certification ISO 9001
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 tryptone soya (tsa) + sab dex dipslides (box of 10)

These dipslides detect fungi on one side and total count on the other. 

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

Tryptone Soya Agar shows growth for a wide range of fastidious and non fastidious organisms. 

SAB DEX agar is an acidic pH Agar. It tests for fungi and inhibits the growth of bacteria, making it easier to view fungal colonies.

This dipslide is recommended for environmental testing.

How to use the TSA / SAB DEX Dipslide

Simply remove the dipslide and immerse in the sample (or press against 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 that you can easily compare your results.

Flexable paddleRemove TSA / SAB DEX slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile TSA/SAB DEX 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 TSA/SAB DEX 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 TSA/SAB DEX 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

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Environmental
  • Cosmetics

Dip Slide Storage

Store dip slides in a cool dry place (optimum temperature 8-15 degrees c). Use before the expiry date on the box. 

Dip Slide Disposal

Used dip slides should be incinerated, autoclaved or soaked in disinfectant for several hours before disposal.

Additional Details

Product Reference : TSA/SD

Internal catalogue reference : DS001-84

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