Malt Extract + Malt Extract Dipslides (Box of 10)

  • Malt Extract & Malt Extract Dip slide
MADE IN THE UK under ISO 9001
Malt Extract & Malt Extract Dip slide
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Malt Extract is a general purpose agar that isolates a yeast and mould (fungi) count. 

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Product Information
Front Agar Type Malt Extract
Front Agar Colour Brown
Front Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Rear Agar Type Malt Extract
Rear Agar Colour Brown
Rear Agar Growth Yeasts & Moulds
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 120 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 30°C

About Our malt extract + malt extract dipslides (box of 10)

The YF Dipslide features Malt Extract (culture medium) agar on both sides. It is a general purpose agar that reduces bacterial growth and isolates a yeast and mould count.

If your sample contains yeast or moulds, colonies will grow on the dipslide agar. You can then compare with the included chart to assess the level of fungal contamination.

Each box contains 10 dipslides with each dipslide housed within a shatterproof plastic tube.

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  • Paint
  • Packaging
  • Industrial fluids
  • Clinical

Using the YF Dipslide

For air sampling (to test the air for spores)

  1. Remove slide from container
  2. Being careful not to touch the agar, turn the slide upside down and place the top side of the slide (where the cap is) into the container where it will slot in.
  3. Leave for approx 15 - 20 minutes
  4. Replace the slide within the container and incubate
Remove Malt Extract slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Malt Extract 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 Malt Extract 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 Malt Extract 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.

YF Dipslide Features

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.

Additional Details

Product Reference : YF

Internal catalogue reference : DS001-63

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Download Malt Extract Comparison Chart

Malt Extract Comparison Chart
Malt Extract comparison chart in JPG format

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MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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