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Plate Count (PCA) + Baird Parker Dipslide (Box of 10)

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  • Plate Count (PCA) + Baird Parker Dipslide
Plate Count (PCA) + Baird Parker Dipslide

Plate Count Agar tests for organisms / total growth present in samples (in particular dairy products). The Baird Parker Agar tests for staphylococci in food including dairy.

Pack Size
10 dipslides

You save 8.92% off usual price (limited offer).
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 25 or more boxes Receive a 2.5% discount Price per box £11.66
Order 100 or more boxes Receive a 8.92% discount Price per box £10.89
Order 250 or more boxes Receive a 14.24% discount Price per box £10.26
Order 500 or more boxes Receive a 18.89% discount Price per box £9.70
Order 1000 or more boxes Receive a 33.65% discount Price per box £7.94
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Product Information
Front Agar Type Baird Parker
Front Agar Colour Yellow
Front Agar Growth Staphylococci
Rear Agar Type Plate Count (PCA)
Rear Agar Colour Straw
Rear Agar Growth Total Count
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 35°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.

About the plate count (pca) + baird parker dipslide (box of 10)

The BPP Dipslide features two different agars (culture medium). One side has Plate Count Agar (PCA). This agar measures viable organisms / total count (particularly in dairy products). The other side has Baird Parker Agar. This agar tests for staphylococci in food including dairy.

The combination of these two agars make this slide particularly ideal for the dairy industry.

If your sample contains microbiological contaminants, colonies will grow on the dipslide agars. The user can count the colonies and use the included comparison chart to assess the level of infection.

These dipslides come in a box of 10. Each dipslide is housed within a shatterproof plastic tube.

This dipslide is a special item and therefore requires a production run.

Industry sectors include

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Water

How to use the BPP dip slide

Remove BPP slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile BPP 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 BPP 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 BPP 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.

BPP Dipslide Features

Flexable paddle

Flexible Paddle

Each BPP 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 BPP dipslide, fluids will drain off quickly during testing.

Recessed Handle

Recessed Handle

Each BPP 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 BPP dipslide is dual sided to allow multiple testing with one slide.

Thick reliable Agar

Thick Reliable Agar

Each BPP agar is thick (approx 4mm) and raised above the dipslide to allow for easy surface testing.

Additional Details

Product Reference : BPP

Internal catalogue reference : DS001-67

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