Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA)  & Violet Red Blue Glucose (VRBG) dipslide

Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) Dipslide (Box of 10)

Looking for a enterococci / enterobacteriaceae bacteria test? Our dipslides are easy to use & interpret. Just dip / swab sample, incubate and read results.


By buying this product you can collect up to 1650 points


The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 150.

KV Volume discounts

Quantity Price You Save
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 Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA)
Front Agar Colour Straw
Front Agar Growth Enterococci
Rear Agar Type Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG)
Rear Agar Colour Red/Purple
Rear Agar Growth Enterobacteriaceae
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.

This dipslide tests for enterococci on one side and enterobacteriaceae on the other side.

The KAA agar is selective for the isolation of enterococci in food. The VRBG agar detects enterobacteriaceae in food and environmental samples.

Enterococci will present as white or grey colonies with black areas surrounding them.

Enterobacteriaceae will present as pink / purple colonies.

Any colonies present indicate infection / contamination of some sort.

Flexable 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.

How to use the Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) dipslides

Remove Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) slide from tube

Step 1 : Remove slide

Carefully remove the sterile Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) 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 Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) 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 Kanamycin Aesculin Azide (KAA) & Violet Red Bile Glucose (VRBG) 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 sample 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.

Industry sectors include

  • Food
  • Animal Feed
  • Environmental

Please note that dipslides should not come into contact with the body and that samples should be taken via swab or cup / tube before streaking on to the slide.


Specific References



MSDS Sheet for Dipslides

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