Poultry Dipslides

Poultry Dipslides Tests (Box of 10)

Poultry Dipslides (Box of 10)

Each dipslide box includes 10 dipslide tests. 


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PSCT 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 Plate Count (PCA) TTC
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Total Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Rear Agar Type MacConkey 3
Rear Agar Colour Red
Rear Agar Growth Coliforms
Shelf Life 6 to 8 months
Certification ISO 9001
Suggested Incubation Times 24 - 48 Hours
Suggested Incubation Temp 35°C

Poultry Dipslides Testing

Dipslides can be used to test both drinking water, poultry housing (floor and walls) and poultry transportation for the presence of bacteria.

You can either dip the slide in water, run it along surfaces or use a swab to transfer the sample on to the slide.

High levels of bacteria in poultry drinking water can cause bacterial diarrhoea and even blood poisoning if the bacteria leaks from damaged intestines.

Aerobic bacteria found in poultry housing can include E.coli, Staphylococcus, Pseudomona and Micrococcus among others. Contaminants can also contribute to harmful dust that can affect the respiratory systems of both the poultry and workers / owners.

Our SCT dipslides are ideal for testing both fluids and surfaces.

The SCT slide tests for coliforms on one side (a high level of coliform bacteria in water can indicate fecal contamination). Coliform bacteria are also often prevalent in poultry housing litter. The other side tests for total count (red spot dye) and can indicate the level of aerobic bacteria in poultry housing or water.
This listing and price is for 1 box which contains 10 slides. The minimum order is for 5 boxes (50 slides).

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.

Each box contains 10 dipslides. The price shown is for 1 box. 

How to use poultry dipslides

Testing drinking water

  • Dip the slide in the water for approx 10 seconds
  • Remove slide and allow to drain
  • Replace the slide in its container and incubate for 24 - 48 hours

Testing poultry housing surfaces

  • Press the dipslide along the surface that you wish to test for approx 10 seconds
  • Replace the slide in its container and incubate for 24 - 48 hours
Remove Poultry slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Poultry 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 Poultry 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 Poultry 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.

You can team these dipslides with one of our incubators. We stock different sizes to suit the needs of all users. Our largest incubator (Ranger MX45) incubates up to 40 slides at once.


Specific References



MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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SCT Datasheet

SCT Dipslide Datasheet (PDF)

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