For hygiene control

  • Broad variety of dipslides to fi t best for a given situation
  • Large surface area of 11.5 cm2 for high sensitivity
  • Effective contact area of 10 cm2 for easy calculation in surface testing
  • Media produced to meet ISO 11133

Dipslides indicate the presence of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, as do convenient tube tests. Lovibond® offers a wide range of microbiological testing methods. Dipslides are a valuable tool for monitoring microbial growth wherever the potential can exceed 100 (102) organisms per millilitre of sample liquid. Measurements are taken using a semi-quantitative method. In this way, microbiological risks can be reliably classified and assessed in most applications. The small sample size limits the accuracy of the dipslides. However, when used correctly and incubated at a constant temperature with the Lovibond® dipslide incubator, they are excellent for indicating a trend.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Flexible carriers
  • Deeper agar profile for testing surfaces & liquids
  • Early indication of bacterial proliferation
  • Results in 48 hours at the latest
  • Low cost
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent suitability for trend analysis

Here you can find the Lovibond® Dipslide Comparator App to support evaluation & documentation.


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General purpose medium double-sided with triphenyltetrazolium chloride: red colouration when reacting with living cells facilitates counting.
Determine total plate count with TTC addition on one side of carrier, culture yeast and moulds for determination on the other side with acidic culture medium.
Dual agar: one carrier side with TTC addition for total plate count, the other side with Bengal red as selective medium for yeast moulds.
Using Dual Agar to identify both total plate count with TTC addition and Enterobacteriaceae with selective MacConkey culture medium according to WHO specifications.
Dual agar for displaying total bacterial count, E. coli and coliforms, facilitating counting with different stains for each bacterial species.
Dual agar: Identify Pseudomonas (PDM) with CFC additive and Enterobacteriaceae on the other carrier side with MacConkey No.3 agar.
Dual agar: Determine Pseudomonas (PDM) with a base medium on one side of the carrier and total plate count with TTC additive on the other.
The agar is designed for the analysis of anaerobic microorganisms and corrosion resulting from the reduction of sulphates to sulphide.
Determine anaerobic bacteria and corrosion caused by nitrite ammonification by the colour change in the agar and bubble formation.
Double-sided all-purpose medium with TTC additive and low detection limit for bacteria especially in water samples.
Dual agar: One carrier side with tryptone soya agar for total bacterial count, the other with malt as a culture medium for yeast and moulds.
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Dipslides Leaflets PDF (2.38 MB)
Instruction Manual Dipslides Instruction Manual PDF (2.32 MB)