Urine Dipslide

Urine Dipslide Tests (Box of 10)

These urine dipslides are a mid stream test that can help diagnose urinary tract infections (cled agar + Macconkey agar).

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Product specification

Front Agar Type Cystine Lactose Electrolyte Deficient (CLED)
Front Agar Colour Green
Front Agar Growth Total Count
Rear Agar Type MacConkey 3
Rear Agar Colour Red
Rear Agar Growth Coliforms
Shelf Life 6 to 8 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.

Urology and Dipslides

Dipslides are a simple and effective way of testing urine for evidence of urinary tract infections. Testing with the dipslide is easy as you just dip the slide into a mid stream sample of urine for approximately 10 seconds and then allow the dipslide to drain to remove any excess fluid.

Due to the small volume of urine that becomes attached to the dipslide, the resultant colony count will equate to 100 - 200 times the amount of colonies that can be viewed on the dipslide itself. 1 103 bacteria / ml should be considered diagnostic. 2 Dipslides are accompanied by a comparison chart. 3  Using the chart, colonies are counted using colony forming units (cfu) per ml. 105 cfu per ml resulting from a urine sample tested using a dipslide, indicates a significant urinary tract infection. 4

Patients can also urinate directly on to the slide (mid stream). Sometimes patients are even instructed to carry out the test at home.

CLED Agar supports growth of all urinary organisms that could potentially be pathogenic. It is also fairly easy to differentiate between colonies so that diagnosing the problem accurately is more likely. For example, on CLED medium, Staphylococcus aureus grows in deep yellow colonies whereas salmonella species grow in flat blue colonies. Urinary pathogens / contaminants that grow on CLED Agar:

Escherichia coli
Klebsiella species
Proteus species
Salmonella species
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterococcus faecalis
Staphylococcus aureus
Coagulase negative staphylococci
Lactobacilli 5

Dipslides are often seen as a more convenient way of testing urine as using standard culture methods can be expensive and more time consuming. 6 Dipslides are cost effective and require no microbiology expertise to use. The dipslide can be easily used in the doctor's surgery and then sent on to the laboratory.

After the dipslide is used and placed within its container, the patient's details can be added on to the label provided.

Urine infection test dipslides.

These dipslides are a mid stream test that can help diagnose urinary tract infections (dipslide urine test). The slide has the following specifications:

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.

One side of the slide is a CLED agar (green side). This will show the total viable bacterial count. If you count the number of colonies on the CLED agar and compare it with chart, it will indicate whether an infection is present.

The red side (MacConkey agar) will help determine the identification of the organisms.

The listing price is for one box of slides. Each box contains 10 slides. Minimum order is 5 boxes (50 slides).

How to use CLED & MacConkey Agar slides to test urine

  1. Collect a mid-steam sample in a sterile container.
  2. Carefully place the dipslide in the urine sample. Make sure that both sides of the slide are completely covered.
  3. After approx 10 seconds, remove the slide and allow to drain.
  4. Replace the slide in its container and screw on the cap.
  5. Incubate the dipslide for 16 - 24 hours at 37 degrees celsius.
  6. Compare results with the chart provided.

Alternatively, the patient can urinate directly on to the slide (making sure that both sides are covered). This will need to be a mid stream specimen.

Remove Urine Test slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Urine Test 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 Urine Test 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 Urine Test 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.

An incubator is required to determine the results of these tests. We stock a varied range of sizes in our incubator section.


1 & 2. Principles and Practice of Urology: Second Edition (2013), Mahesh R Desai
3. https://dip-slides.com/content/7-dipslide-comparison-charts
4. http://www.urology-textbook.com/urine-culture.html
5. http://www.oxoid.com/uk/blue/prod_detail/prod_detail.asp?pr=CM0301&org=145&c=uk⟨=EN
6. The urine dipstick test useful to rule out infections. A meta-analysis of the accuracy (2004), Walter LJM Devillé, Joris C Yzermans, Nico P van Duijn, P Dick Bezemer, Daniëlle AWM van der Windt and Lex M Bouter

Customer Questions


Why is it important to ensure the entire paddle surface is inoculated with urine?


Whatever the sample is, it has to cover the whole of the agar or the results / count will be incorrect.


Specific References



MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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