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Linen / laundry dipslides - Total Count Bacteria

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  • Laundry Total Count Dipslides
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Laundry Total Count Dipslides

Dipslides for microbiological monitoring of linens / laundry textiles. These dipslides will help laundry processors manage and control bio contamination risks within their facilities.

Pack Size
10 dipslides

Made in the UK
Manufactured in ISO 9001 certified conditions.
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Product Information
Front Agar Type Nutrient TTC
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Rear Agar Type Nutrient TTC
Rear Agar Colour Straw
Rear Agar Growth Total Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 30 - 35 °C
Important information 1 - 2 weeks dispatch time

About the linen / laundry dipslides - total count bacteria

Our general health 'Total Count' laundry dipslides will give you an idea of the amount of aerobic microbes that may be present in your sample. Nutrient agar will detect / show growth for a wide range of micro-organisms. The microbiological colonies that grow on this dipslide appear as red spots making them easy to count and evaluate the level of contamination. These dipslides can be used to test linen / laundry, equipment, surfaces or water.

You can also add sterile swabs to your purchase. This is for if you wish to swab dry linen samples. When testing dry samples, you can moisten a swab with sterile water, swab the sample and then transfer the sample onto the dipslide using the swab.

Alternatively, you may wish to use the dipslide directly on the sample linen. To do this, you would press the dipslide flat onto the linen sample before incubating. 

The method you choose may depend on local / company regulations / standards.

How to use the Linen / laundry dipslide

Simply remove the dipslide and press against the sample for approx 10 seconds. Replace the slide back into the tube and incubate for 24-48 hours. 

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

Surface testing

Step 1 : For Surface Testing

For surface testing, press the 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.

Incubate the dipslide

Step 2 : Incubate Slide

Label the tube with the included stickers then place the slide into an incubator and allow to incubate.

compare dipslide results

Step 3 : Compare results

Count the amount of colonies that have grown on the slide and compare them to the comparison chart provided.

Linen / Laundry microbiological management regulations

There is a lot of legislation regarding microbiological testing of laundry.

You can may wish to refer to / research any of the following standards relevant to your location:


ASTM E2274-09

ASTM E2406-09


BS EN 14065

Dipslides can also be used to test laundry equipment, surfaces and water.

Additional Details

Product Reference : TCLIN

Internal catalogue reference : DS001-107

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